Searching for the Light
This project is a series of oil paintings depicting the interiors of various churches in different light and from different and unexpected perspectives.
The notion of ‘light’ has many meanings, in particular as it relates to space and religion, and that is why the interior of the church, as a scene of action, is at the heart of this series. There, within the churches, two aspects of the notion of ‘light’ cross—the spiritual plane of light, and and the material one. Through this series Bortsova seeks answers to the questions: What is light? What does the notion of ‘light’ mean for a person? How does a person represent ‘light’ for themselves?