Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Persistence of Dreams

One of the two paintings I was working on in tandem is finished  - and here it is for your enjoyment.
Painted in a surreal fashion, with hidden meaning, which I love!

The Persistence of Dreams


21 comments:

  1. Hmmm ... I'd love to know about the fish-kite.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the patchwork landscape! And now we have to catch the hidden meaning. Ehh.... dreamcatcher?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm pretty sure my husband would be delighted to catch a fish as big as this! A fishermans dream :0)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You've got me stumped on the hidden meaning on this one Pat (scratches head). No doubt you will put us all out of our misery soon ?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, Pat,
    Your idea is wonderful, connecting a kite, a koi and a person or you. The landscape is mysterious. Could be, it implies your inner world. Surrealism seems to go beyond reality.
    Cheers, Sadami

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love it too Pat!~ You are a lady of such talent...and it's so obvious that you love what you do!
    Blessings!
    Ann
    PS Missy is too cute for words! Give her a big hug from me (and a friendly Meow for Edward - who is doing great!)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks, everyone - here's the history and meaning :)

    There is a history to koi kites.. in Japan they have Children's day where koi kites are flown and the parents hope that the children take on some of the attributes of the koi fish - determination and persistence.
    The koi came to symbolise these through an ancient legend that had them swimming upstream trying to get past a waterfall. One koi managed this at Dragon Gate and was turned into an auspicious good fortune dragon by the gods.
    The dream is for the children to be determined and have good fortune as a result.
    This is the story of a little person standing on the edge of the big earth with the determination to fly high through it all...

    I had fun painting it, hope you had fun thinking on it :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am glad that I saw the comment just above mine where you explained. I actually was on the right track in my thinking. We actually did a small study about kite day in Japan and also in Korea (I think it was Korea). Kites are very important to them. We have a couple of good books about it. I love children's historical fiction. I learn so much!
    This painting is wonderful. It took me right back to thinking about that story about a young boy and his Kite day experiences.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks Tonya - glad you enjoyed it and it took you back to some earlier learning. xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Magnifica rappresentazione di un mondo fantastico....Complimenti Pat!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It evokes some unknown feelings. Great title.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think this is the world upside down, and the fish caught the man!!! LOL
    Well that is what I thought until I saw your explanation above.Anyway it is a great painting, I like these hidden meanings!

    ReplyDelete
  13. thanks, Jane - glad you liked it and it made you think xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. The artists are dreamers...Arianna :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. we surely are, Arianna! :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm not good at hidden meanings but I do like your painting

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pat, I like this one very much!!! I dare say it is my favorite. Great work, my friend, congrats!!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  18. Our dreams must follow the highest places to be worthy of being called dreams.
    I loved Pat, I remembered the sketches previously posted.
    A big hug

    ReplyDelete
  19. Glad you like it, Ann.

    Your favourite? Thank you so much, Anamaria xx

    Thanks Nil. Yes , it was there in my thumbnails in an earlier post.
    Glad you loved it xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's swimming in the skyyyyyy! I love the concept so much Pat, you've made me happy painting it! ^__^

    ReplyDelete

Blogging should be fun, so no word veri here, just moderation.
Whether you comment or view, thank you for visiting.

Related Posts with Thumbnails