In the Portals paintings, enlightenment is found only when one gets beyond the architecture of established formal belief systems. The wisdom comes from engaging in the effort personally-no one can do it for you. Another search for the light. Creating the illusion of texture in paint, the process of actually painting it, can be an act of meditation. If it were not so, the painting of all those rocks would be torture, especially for someone like me with an impatient... The first of my Stone Portals paintings, which can be considered a subset of my Passage works. They visualize what it takes to overcome or bypass obstacles in the search for truth and ultimate knowledge, via intuitive experience.