Portal Series

The portal series represents a spiritual exploration of universal themes such as evolution of the soul, and of loss, searching, longing, grief, hope and peace.  My purpose in creating the series is to express, in visual form, the universality of these themes.

 

infinity

what-is-infinity?
infinity

The symbol ∞ is used in a place where a number would normally go, and so one might assume that ∞ is a special number like π (pi).  But ∞ is different. Infinity is not a number. It is a mathematical concept related to numbers.

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 18″x18″, $424.

 

pondering infinity

what-is-infinity-painting
pondering infinity

Infinity refers to something without any limit, and is a concept relevant in a number of fields, predominantly mathematics and physics. The English word infinity derives from Latin infinitas, which can be translated as “unboundedness”, or “endless.”

What makes ∞ different is this: ‘there is no number greater than infinity’. You can write the concept in a lot of different ways, but here’s one way: 1+∞ = ∞.

Materials: acrylic on wood panel, size 32” x 32”, $1,378.

 

still pondering infinity

infinity-painting-by-Marti-Hand, nurse-artist
still pondering infinity

The symbol ∞ is used in a place where a number would normally go, and so one might assume that ∞ is a special number like π (pi). But ∞ is different.  ∞ is not a number…it is a concept.

Materials: acrylic on canvas.  60 x 60″. NFS.

 

 

 

Is That You?

portal-series-by-Marti-Hand, nurse-artist
Is That You?

Materials: oil on canvas, 36” x 36”, $1,696.

 

 

 

the meadow

Rumi-soul-heart-and-body-one-morning
the meadow

“…there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, 1207-1273.
Translated by Coleman Barks

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 40×40 inches.

 

 

anyone home?

anyone-home?-portal-series
anyone home?

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″, $2,332.

 

heartspace

heartspace-portal-series
heartspace

I am attending the Winter 2006 Solst-ISTA.  My eyes are closed.  The speaker is saying, “see the space behind the heart,” and this is the image that appears.

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 30″, $1,166.

 

bittersweet

bittersweet-portal-series-by-Marti-Hand
bittersweet

Materials: acrylic on wood panel, 40″ x 40″, $2,332.

 

 

 

going home

going-home-portal-series
going home

Materials: acrylic on canvas, size 24” x 48”, $1,525.

 

 

 

 

“oooh!”

"oooh!"-portal-series-by-Marti-Hand
“oooh!”

The mica pieces (collected from the North Georgia Mountains while hiking) represent stars in the painting.

Materials: acrylic and mica on canvas, 48″ x 36″, $2,332.

 

 

 

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