The Sisters by John O'Grady - Dreamlike painting of an Enchanted Garden
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The Sisters, ©John O’Grady
60 cm x 60 cm x 4 cm (23.6″ x 23.6″ x 1.6″), acrylic on deep edge canvas, ready to hang.
$1400 (approx £1070, €1189) with free shipping.

It’s midnight on the longest day of the year in the garden.

Among flowers in full bloom, mulleins, the yellow beacons, point skyward to the stars.

The perfume of jasmine mingle with other scents and lingers in the warm summer night. The milky way above the tower lights this moment…

This painting comes from a dream fed with memories brought to life into a colourful enchanted garden.

Two women look on across towards a distant figure…

I don’t know what the painting reveals for you, the viewer nor what it reveals for me, or if we even need to know but the mark making across the surface of sky and land spoke to me of how everything is transient, how we can appreciate the beauty of what lives and how ultimately we are interrelated to all that is around us.

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
― Carl Sagan

I find this Sagan quote so moving. The thoughts and ideas that he brings forth exploded in my brain, opening up the idea of wonderful cosmic possibilities.

The patterns and shapes of flowers in the garden are like the energy of stars bursting forth with light, millions of miles away.

We are not only spectators but also active participants in this spiritual performance.

Is it a dream? Is it reality?

Or is it like life, moving and shifting?

What about you, what are your feelings about this painting?