Paintings by Falun Gong Practitioners: "The Sky Speaks"

Kathleen Gillis

PureInsight | January 17, 2005

Oil on Canvas: "The Sky Speaks" by Kathleen Gillis (32in X 57.5 in), 2004

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[] This painting is based on the artist's personal experience. When the former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, visited Houston, Texas in October 2002, thousands of people around the world who practice Falun Gong went there to appeal for an end to Jiang's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. During their appeal, practitioners withstood several days of unseasonably cold weather and heavy rain. The practitioners were impervious to the bleak weather and stood their ground. Finally the storm cleared and a huge rainbow appeared in the sky.

In the painting, the struggle of kind, innocent Falun Gong practitioners who follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance against the persecution of the dictator corresponds to the battle between the good and the evil in the heaven. The painting places the heavenly battle in the background and draws the attention of the audience to the righteous Falun Gong practitioners on earth.

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