David Rosenmann-Taub



VIVIR (To Live)

1994. Ink on paper. 22x28 cm.

[On the cover of David Rosenmann-Taub's CD, Dagger of Life (1994).]

A technical feat, one especially difficult to achieve when drawing in ink (the lines cannot be corrected). The artist has created an effect of depth and an impression of constant movement.

An eye's gigantic pupil? A tunnel? A tornado? A vortex? A black hole?

Everything that we perceive is mere appearance: the many manifestations — not conscious of themselves — of nothingness.

In the luminous distance, we are shown what consciousness represents, ultimately, for the human being: something that stands apart from this gyration, yet is connected to it.