The bold trailblazer

Oil on canvas, 16.5 x 20.5 inches (42 x 52 cm)
© Eva Kranitz

The image shows the archetype of a warrior. The central concept of the warrior’s philosophy is decision making. He can use the dividing sword, can decide between options and accepts polarities. Don Juan, the old shaman and master of Carlos Castaneda, says: “The warrior makes a decision and then accepts what happens.” A very simple and profound sentence inspired this painting.
The warrior should not be interpreted in a negative way at all, it symbolizes a man who does what his heart dictates with total determination.