Title: The death of Icsius
Date: 22 January - 27 February 1985
Size: 220.5cm x 332cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Finished just after my 20th birthday, this painting and a number of other monumental canvases from this period portray the unwritten story of Icsius, Traele and Cur-verity. The scenes I painted at the time remained as just fragments of a story until some 8 years later when I started to study and practice traditional story telling. At that time, in 1993, the first half of their tale emerged. But it wasn't until 2000 that I found the right inner space to be able to finish the story, which is a traditional tale of a young man's search for the truth of his heart, symbolised by the quest for the princess.