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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"R" is for Repressed Memories

"Repressed Memories" ©Mary Montague Sikes
The letter "R" was especially difficult for Farrah and me. I went through many different words while deciding what would work best for today's painting. I considered and discarded restoration, resolution, realistic, and many other possibilities. Eventually, I settled on "repressed memories" which is a theme difficult to convey in a painting. The darkest part of the story of Farrah Ferand, the heroine of Evening of the Dragonfly, is her journey to deal with repressed memories. Therefore, this is the darkest painting thus far in the series created for her one-person exhibition.

"Repressed Memories" features Robert Doak intense watercolors on canvas. It is 16 x 20 inches.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think you captured repressed memories well.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The colors are beautiful. It reminds me of a dream.

Lucinda Goce Bristol Tamhane Sahakian said...



Birgit said...

The different shapes, floating in space, not quite figuring how they all fit together. It almost feels like time stood still and yet it has a sense of fear..I know this well and you captured it

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. I really like "Repressed Memories" .. loved the way so many thoughts are held together in the painting .. cheers Hilary

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, thanks. I tried.

Thank you, Diane. The watercolors are more dreamlike; the acrylics are not.

Thank you for visiting, Lucinda.

Birgit, this is a strong painting. Your comments give me chills!

Hilary, thanks so much for keeping up with all the craziness!