Your official website has many sections. One of them includes a section for the mysterious comprehension of the Creator. You’ve been living in a real world, wrapped in the leaves of colours and mystique, the never completely understood divine plan. Has Leonard Rubins found the meaning for his own life through his symbolism?
There’s no sense in living if you’re afraid to look into the darkness and transitiveness, if you’re not worthy of the light and freedom beyond the rainbow. The gates of Eden are closed to beings with empty hands and cold hearts. And there’s no way back home for them, until they learn. I’ve been timelessly capturing the extent of my own desires by wanting to spread my wings, to rise high. Thus I find my meaning and take the way of the Light. …. And in spite of it all, I’m merely an extraordinary expression of an ordinary man.
Besides telling stories with your images, you’ve also been designing stamps, book covers, websites, etc. The essence of your work is equally effective on stamps, book covers and other design. Are you driven by the thought of a better world and future?
May I say- I am dreaming of a green planet and the islands of Light. Life always has and always will find its way of expression. Some way or the other. I respect that. Somewhere each living being turns everything over and becomes a part of the whole.
You’ve been creating in famous Slovenian village Vrba. You and your big family have been living a full and happy life, full or artistic creation.
Yes and no! That’s everyone’s ideal.Yet, I wonder what I would have done, to have a bag full of Dollars, to experience Great Southern lands and Bora Bora. Still, my life is full when passing through dark forests or climbing on tops of mountains, coming near to mountain ghosts, yearningly. I am searching and finding the answer day by day in my own life by the warm embrace of my life on our planet.
Thank you for your answers, Leonard Rubins. Let our planet become a nice home to all the visitors of your art, but above all let it fulfill your great desire – to SEE and EXPERIENCE the WHOLE planet.
Interviewer: Sonja Koranter, novelist and poet.