Regret | 60cm x 100cm Oil on Canvas © Liesel Beukes 2011

Regret | 60cm x 100cm Oil on Canvas © Liesel Beukes 2011

Regret | 60cm x 100cm Oil on Canvas © Liesel Beukes 2011

The girl in the painting has regret over self-incapacitation which is represented by her being trapped inside more than one tree. Every tree represents a situation or occasion where we don’t have the courage to act because we are too afraid of the possible outcome and through that, life passes us by. We look back later and realise the impact of our self-inflicted incapacitation.

Das Bild zeigt den Moment des Zurückblickens zu Situationen, in denen man nicht gehandelt hat, wenn es angebracht gewesen wäre. Jeder Baum symbolisiert einen Moment im Leben, in dem man auf diese Weise ‘feststeckt’.