The Lover of wisdom, 2005

Digital print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper. Editions: (70)

Artwork size: 6 x 6 in (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

The dark wall and narrow opening lead to the white haired man standing by the beach. He is well-groomed and elegantly-dressed.  His silent gaze at the sea suggests that he is not thinking of the sea itself as much as the thoughts that the sea could have triggered in his mind.  The posture and elegance of the character suggests that his thoughts are deep, serious and wise.

In Latin from Greek, the word ‘philosophy’ is derived from philosophia.  ‘Philo’ means love and ‘sophia’ means wisdom.  Hence, the title.