Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mystery School


"Mystery School" - 2010
Acrylic on Tan Paper

12 comments:

Writer said...

Beautiful piece. I like the arc of the trees.

Thomas Sheridan said...

Thank Writer. They are elk horn thingys. I had the most strange and beautiful dream during the night were a young woman in a cloak and carrying a small wooden cross walked through the snow into the centre of three of them and she began to dance like a whirling dervish. I got up about 4AM and painted this dream as I do not think I have ever had a dream like it and I wanted to record it ASAP. Glad I did.

Eileen T O'Neill - Written Words said...

Thomas,
I like this image very much. It evokes peace and scerenity.
Two good places to be!

Eileen

Carrie Burtt said...

Yes, Thomas this is a very beautiful and intrigueing piece.
I to have gotten some of my ideas in dreams and then woke up in the night scrambling to get it on paper.

Liza said...

before i read your comment, the question brewed in my head, is she dancing? beautifully captured dream. I must say that the words Nuclear Winter passed through my mind. omen?

Thomas Sheridan said...

Yikes Liza, lets hope not as I have had prophetic dreams in the past. I was reading about Siberian shamanism a few days ago. Might of come from that.

jbkrost said...

Good job Thomas...
its like a folk-fairy tale from a distant land.
(Ireland?)
I like that she's carring a cross in her journey
nice

Thomas Sheridan said...

Thanks JB. We have neither elk nor much snow in Ireland. Although BP may change that...

Megan Duffy said...

The painting and the story of how it came to be are truly inspiring. The elk horn thingys are brilliant.

The Scrybe said...

Oh wow, love this!

Akeith Walters said...

Brilliant image. I find it very engaging.

Charles Farrell Collage said...

A wonderfully sublime dream and another great composition!