Although I am very aware of mistakes made; I have to admit I’m rather pleased with several of the pieces I’ve created. My favorite so far is “Portals”. The full title is “Portals I - Access to the many dimensions of you, moving, changing, and transforming”.
Have you ever thought that every single decision you make is a potential step down a path to a different life? Some of these lives could be radically different from what went before, with others only the slightest breath different, yet still adding to the fullness of who we are. Each breath a new possibility.
In this swirling center of creation, an infinite number of portals move through time and space, opening and closing randomly. They can lead to alternate realities or an entirely different you. So much depends on the time and place you step through them.
I included some runes and mystic symbols which represent prosperity and abundance in the watercolor underpainting, because - you know - I figure it never hurts.
One of the reasons it took so long to finish was that I kept getting ideas for additional portals. I finally decided that I must create a series of “Portals” to capture all the imagery. Watch this space…
Knowing my fondness for this particular piece, Jess surprised me for my birthday by having it printed on metal. One of the reasons I chose Fine Art America to handle the reproduction (and inventory, packing, shipping, invoicing, etc.) was the wide array of prints offered and items they print on – everything from paper, canvas, wood, and metal prints; to more traditional framed and matted pieces; to home décor like sofa pillows and shower curtains, and accessories such as coffee mugs and T-shirts.
The metal is lightweight aluminum, shipped well-packed and ready to hang – this piece can now go in the kitchen or bath, or even outside, with no fear of damage. I’m very pleased with how it turned out.
I'm learning more about my art, and from my art, every day. It's not so much a matter of skill or practice... mostly it's a shift in perspective, a way of shaping how I look at and exist in the world.
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