These paintings were inspired by a friend’s wedding party and being together with friends – being in a situation where you share love. It is a celebration of free time, but also a moment of emancipation, of understanding there are other ways of being. A state of ecstasy, where you somehow transcend, lose gravity. The paintings are made with encaustic, pigments that are dissolved in heated wax. The technique gives the paintings a translucent quality, so the figures seem to bathe – almost dissolve – in light and bright colours.