VISIONARY REVUE

ANIMUS AND ANIMA
Johfra


      After Johfra was diagnosed with cancer, the couple spent more time together at Moulin du Peuch. The Old Mill had expanded over the years to include gardens, forests, streams and a waterfall. On the morning of November 6th, 1998, Johfra died.
      Intensely feeling the loss of her husband, Lórien stopped painting. When she finally took it up again, it was to express Johfra’s memory in a series of allegorical images. Many of these involved the Venetian motifs that they shared and which Johfra, at the end of his life, had returned to. Lórien also became increasingly involved in preserving Johfra’s legacy, helping to organize a Life Retrospective in Holland and publish a large monograph.



 
 
 


PARIS - SPRING 2003

ELLEN LORIEN
ELLEN LORIEN TODAY

      But, being of strong temperment and now, at the age of 78, still a very active and energetic woman, she has turned her energies once more to painting her own vision, producing fascinating works.
      A book on her life and works is now being prepared by Gerrit Luidinga. Fortunately, her fascinating life and uplifting works will receive the attention they deserve.
      To supplement this article, I am appending an account of a visit with Ellen Lórien which I recorded in my Journals. It offers a glimpse into her life as she is leading it today.



 
 
 


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