With every stroke of their pen, both artists conjure up worlds imbued with profound meanings and refined details. Their passion exudes lifelong dedication, amazement and surrender. Both clearly have a mission.
After all, this joining of forces is not only a true celebration for the trained eye, which immediately recognizes artistic talent and dedication. Any spectator who makes the effort to attentively absorb this work will literally be transported and taken away.
The distant places that Fernando and Ilse evoke as a kind of modern shamans appear to be memories of personal experiences that took place in times that now only exist within our cosmic memory and were stored in our DNA. By reflecting on these long-gone times, bringing them back to life and making them visible, in exceptionally strong visual images and compelling words, both artists offer us the opportunity to re-member them and allow them to our (collective) memory. Where they can subsequently and if desired be healed.
This book is like a portal to the (un)known and in that sense Fernando and Ilse can just as well be regarded as bridge builders. What they have in mind is nothing more or less than a better world. It is therefore no coincidence that the time to show this unique work to the world has finally arrived.
Whether you're an art lover, a collector, or just a curious mind, this issue will invite you either way. To amazement. To passion, depth and meaning. To a larger context, a larger cosmic story in which hope is central and love is the key that fits all doors. To an art that has managed to liberate itself and is therefore able to offer the same freedom.
This book is a timeless tribute to what it means when you walk your individual, unique path. An ode to lives dedicated to self-reflection and art as a means to show what one so desperately wants others to see... and experience.
Are you ready to be inspired? Are you prepared to be surprised?
Lose yourself in the magic of this masterpiece that makes the past bearable and the future imaginable. And find yourself: the person you were always destined to become.