10 Years I Will Win
Since 2005 Erik Van Loon unveills each year an extra large “I Will Win” painting near mile post 20 of the NYC Marathon. His goal to achieve 6 to 7 seconds of fame. This has not happend yet! Despite this he returnes each year with a new “I Will Win” painting in order to reach his American Dream. Here are his 10 amazing artworks:
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I Will Win – The Alchemist
His 10th and last “I Will Win” painting was originally entitled “The End”. An internal conflict made this impossible. A new breath of life emerged and he decided to change this defeatist title into “The Alchemist”. The Alchemist is an abstract painting in which he paints mankind’s ongoing quest for eternity:
– mankind (the big circle above which combines the Venus ♀ and Mars ♂ gender symbol, represents also Adam and Eve)
– Adam and Eve lost eternal life after they ate the apple and God sent them out of paradise. The apple is the small circle with the devils 666 at the tree in the middle.
– stone of wisdom (small circle below initially drawn by the German physician and advisor of Emperor Rudolf II, Michael Maier (1568-1622)). In his book “Atalanta fugiens’ which he published in 1617 he includes the drawing below. The drawing provides the map to find the Stone Of Wisdom.