Winds have often given direction to maps. They gave direction to the earliest representations of the world and as trees do, they form an intermediate between the sky and the earth. In relation to Depelchin’s most recent work, the winds have a singular position: they are the bridge, the thriving force to lift creator and spectator up to Depelchin’s so called creational space.
This work is part of Peter Depelchin’s four winds series. Boreas, Zephyros, Notos and Euros all refer to different paintings and sources: Boreas the North wind was closely inspired by the bronze Boreas sculpture (Joseph Vanhamme, 1922) present in the Josaphat Park at Schaarbeek (Brussels). Blowing firmly, Boreas is drawn with an aureole while floating on the turbulent waves of a northern sea.