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Saturday, April 18, 2015

"P" is for Portal to Peace - A to Z Challenge

"Portal to Peace" ©Mary Montague Sikes

Portals have long fascinated me, and I often use them in my paintings. As a young child, Farrah Ferand, the main character in Evening of the Dragonfly, remembers overhearing a conversation between her mother and her grandfather. He told Martha Ferand about his belief that Earth was the war planet where souls come to fight. Her mother said that somewhere in the Universe there must be a "portal to peace". That thought stuck with the seven-year-old, and she transcribes the vision from her imagination into a painting for her one-person show. (Although this scene is not an actual one from the book, Farrah's back story makes her into the character she becomes in my novel.)

"Portal to Peace" is 20 x 16 inches, mixed water media on canvas. It's painting number twelve for the exhibition being created during the A to Z Challenge project.


Spacerguy said...

I like looking at beautiful things which are relaxing on the mind. I wrote a piece on iconian portals 5 years ago. Portals are fascinating.

Birgit said...

This is spiritual with the orbs or globes or planets however one interprets this. The colours-muted and how nicely they flow from one to the other-great

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those really do look like portals - amazing!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - Portal to Peace - that's exactly what we need today .. but I love the concept of Farrah's vision .. and thus her painting ..

This is a great series .. and it'll be amazing to see it all together ... cheers Hilary

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Spacerguy, I adore portals and take photos wherever I see them.

Birgit, thank you for seeing the spirituality in this.

Alex, glad you see the portals in this.

Hilary, we so need a Portal to Peace. Thank you for visiting.