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Monday, April 13, 2015

"K" is for Knowledge - A to Z Challenge

In Evening of the Dragonfly, as my heroine, Farrah Ferand, searches for answers and the recovery of memories she doesn't even recall having, she realizes the importance of knowledge. She knows there are many things hidden away from her thoughts, and she longs for that knowledge.

Farrah decides to paint the "Tree of Knowledge", but as she works she grows more and more torn. Her mother represents good, but she was caught up in the evil of others. Farrah longs for enlightenment during her painting process. It doesn't come to her right away. Perhaps later, she thinks, as she puts aside this painting that might not be ready for her show.
"Tree of Knowledge" - art in progress ©Mary Montague Sikes
How far should she carry her process in creating this piece of art? Should it be a part of her exhibition? Is it completed? This painting is acrylic and watercolor on canvas, 24" x 24".

9 comments:

Melanie Schulz said...

If she feels she should exhibit it, then she should. Is art ever really done?

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Melanie, you are right. Art can always be changed. It depends upon the mood of the artist.

Julie Flanders said...

To me it looks ready. I love it.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Julie!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She's come this far!

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

I agree with Melanie. As with writing, the creator must finally just step away and say I am done, not necessarily that it is finished or complete. Rather, to share with others, one must distance oneself and let others see the vision.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. I can't wait to see the whole ... and Farrah is working on her paintings ... this needs to go with the others .. cheers Hilary

Birgit said...

The artist will know when it is ready. Actually love the colours and imagery

Diane Weidenbenner said...

Interesting that you combine writing with art. You must have a lot of fun with your craft. Found your blog on the A to Z Challenge. Keep up the good work! www.dianeweidenbenner.com