The Portal of Quest - a painting by Reena ahluwalia

Life is an eternal quest. Yet, not all those who wander are lost. 

Our journeys are journeys of seekers and wanderers, a journey inwards. In quest of our being, of clarity and truth.

I explore this notion in my work here. "The Portal of Quest" painting is from the 'Diamond Portal Series", one that I am currently working on.  In the Diamond Portal Series, I explore the moments of human emotions as seen through the lens of the diamond as a storyteller. You are invited to enter portals where subtle references exist but the story is completed based on your life experiences and desires. I hope that each time you see the work, a new set of questions, solutions and possibilities emerge. The qualities of diamond act as metaphors and hold the stories together.

Here are a few images, enjoy!

The Portal of Quest 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Portal of Quest
30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Detail. Close up of the heart-shaped diamond.    The Portal of Quest 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Detail. Close up of the heart-shaped diamond.

The Portal of Quest
30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Making Process. The Portal of Quest diamond painting at different stages. ©Reena Ahluwalia

The Making Process. The Portal of Quest diamond painting at different stages. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed painting! The Portal of Quest. 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

Completed painting! The Portal of Quest. 30"x40". Acrylic on Canvas. 2015. ©Reena Ahluwalia

I hope to share more of my artwork soon, please stay tuned! 

Reena Ahluwalia
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In the Name of Halloween - "Sorceress Diabolic"

All in the spirit of Halloween! I present to you...

"Sorceress Diabolic" - is a jewelry design concept by Reena Ahluwalia. 

"On a fatal night, at the witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The shadowy moon floats above. In this forbidden depths of darkness, prowls a diabolic sorceress with magic spells and dangerous enchantments. In her mask-macabre, glimmering like countess diamonds are trapped hopeless enchanted souls."

"Sorceress Diabolic" - a contemporary face-mask, designed to exaggerate and intensify the dark Sorceress’s legend. Concept drawing by Reena Ahluwalia.

"Sorceress Diabolic" - a contemporary face-mask, designed to exaggerate and intensify the dark Sorceress’s legend. Concept drawing by Reena Ahluwalia.

Mask components are angular and pointed, recalling the sharp teeth of howling wolves and outstretched wings of ravens. Like a visual warning, a separate mouthpiece mimics teeth and fangs. Concept drawing by Reena Ahluwalia.

Mask components are angular and pointed, recalling the sharp teeth of howling wolves and outstretched wings of ravens. Like a visual warning, a separate mouthpiece mimics teeth and fangs. Concept drawing by Reena Ahluwalia.