This painting is inspired by the beautiful and very spiritual mountain Azhdahak in Armenia, part of Geghama mountain range. I see the sunrise every morning: sun greets me coming out behind this range, picked by Azhdahak - always mystical and beautiful. The mountain itself is surrounded by volcanic tips of almost red mountains, so one feels like s/he is not on the earth, rather on another planet when walking on Azhdahak. Often clouds mixed with sun decent on the lake on top of Azhdahak, the most beautiful one I have ever seen. I have photographed my aura when I was on Azhdahak, and wrote a poem devoted to the lake - the images of my climb to Azhdahak live with me and "Freedom" is one of the expressions and tribute to Azhdahak.
oil on canvas