Flowering Mind

This painting was inspired by a mannequin in a jeweller’s shop in Stephen’s Green Shopping centre , Dublin and was gifted to St. Patrick’s University Psychiatric Hospital , Dublin in 2011. It seemed a very appropriate home for the work as I have experience of the wonderful work that is done at this hospital.

The mind is a very powerful part of our being and yet at the same time must be nurtured and cared for.

 

Flowering Mind

Flowering Mind
oil on canvas
19 X 39 inches

The concept of the piece is to convey the potential of the mind. Here are some quotes from some very beautiful minds :

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” -James Allen

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
-Albert Einstein

“If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you are right.”
-Henry Ford

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
-M.Gandhi

Here is a detail from the painting

Flowering Mind - detail

Please feel free to leave the thoughts of your mind 🙂