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He to whom Nature reveals her manifest secret, yearns for Art, Nature's worthiest interpreter. 

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism. 

- Albert Einstein -

These same feelings of modesty and admiration lead me to reveal in my work the hidden aspects of the huge architecture of nature. I concentrate first of all on the study of its rhythms, structures, movements and on discovery its abstract essence. I bow to nature, I am at its service, only the light in my work is a personal note of expression. My work is the result of mastering the techniques but is also nourished by my intellectual development through the study of nature, philosophy and my love of classical musical,  particularly baroque and contemporary music. 

This interweaving of different threads influences my work which I consider to be the total of my research and discoveries in all this different fields. I am not concerned with seeking a particular way of expressing myself as my work is figurative. But behind the elaborate structure of my finished work, I hope to bring to light the abstract quality of nature in its own environment  which is its very essence, that of live itself. We are ourselves a reflection of nature and its abstract essence. If you understand the architecture of the pieces of the “Well-tempered clavier” of J. S. Bach for example, you can understand my intentions: construction and abstract values in their natural environment. 

My technique is the use of a succession of alternate transparent layers and opaque structures. I begin with a sketch then a completely abstract picture and I finish with several glazes to express the light. This is a traditional approach which makes it possible to create a sensation of depth and a certain mystery which it is difficult to see in the reproductions.

Lou Giesen, March 2011