Pierre Mertens tells his story from the three worlds in which he has spent his life.
"I am a visual artist and therefore I illustrated this essay with images of artworks of colleagues and of myself.
I'm a psychotherapist, and that’s why I'm seeing pain as something that is both physical and psychological, always in interaction with each other.
I was also confronted with pain through the birth and death of my firstborn child.
How we think about the end of life and being born a lot of things run in parallel.
These three different worlds are connected through my life. This essay is a first attempt to connect them to the outside world as well.
I invite you to look with me at art and life, in bloom and decay, like roses." .../... read all