I have been working with the idea of portals in my paintings for a long time. Last year, as part of a proposal for any exhibition, I wrote the following:
A portal is a passageway from one place to another; doors, windows, openings that allow the viewer to step in, out or away from one position to another. A portal rests on firm ground between water, yet to port means to carry something, implying movement. Therefore, between static and movement there is an opening that offers access to another realm. Whether one takes the journey depends on one's courage to step through the opening to meet what is unknown.
So, I begin this, my first blog with "Finestra da Favola" or Window from a Fairy Tale, which I hope I have uploaded correctly.
Posted by Barbara at June 11, 2003 10:38 AM