Take a listen to the original:
One of the albums that I have probably listened to most often and most actively is SYLVA by Snarky Puppy. Each song on its own is a masterpiece in my opinion and I highly recommend the videos of the live concert on Youtube!
The lively and brassy arrangement first made me give the background a color scheme of very warm orange and red tones. For the contrasting patterns in the left foreground, I took as inspiration the bass line heard in the solo part (min. 02:34). Its driving character and simple movement in second steps are roughly mirrored here visually. My self-assigned task for this painting is to develop a bass line that follows the painted pattern. I kept to the downward movement in second steps and added a fast eighth note movement at the end.
The following thoughts and associations emerged from this painting:
- Nuclear crisis
- Bird’s eye view
- Watching eye
- Two perspectives
- Showing another face
- Not being the one you expected
- Snakes writhing
- A drop splashing into the water
- Fixed gaze
- Observing and being observed
- Silent spectator
- In the middle everything
- Arms reaching out to me
- Unpredictable direction
- Something rolling towards me
- Standing above things
- Waves crashing
Is there a higher power playing with us?
Maybe there is a god’s mother above, not a father
Rocking back and forth, letting tide come and go
Like a child letting water splash back and forth in a bowl until it overflows
Do you want to escape the gaze of the universe or be seen by it?
The development of the song idea „GODDESS“ is documented below: