After laying off painting for ten years and producing over that time rather abstract work, this is my second painting in which I begin a representational phase. With no intention ever to exhibit (because in the avant-garde world it would be retro), I was free to paint as I liked. For that, I chose the valley near my hometown Eisenerz, not to forget my roots.

Oil on canvas / 81.2 x 96.5 cm / 1982