As an artist and a Hindu, I have always been fascinated by the beauty and diversity of different spiritual traditions. When I set out to create “Places of Sanctity,” I knew that I wanted to capture the magic and sanctity of a Chinese Temple during the Chinese New Year.

The scene I depicted in this painting is one of celebration and devotion, with lanterns floating near the roof of the Temple and the sound of fireworks and music filling the air. As I began to paint, I was struck by the sense of joy and community that this scene evoked. The bright colors and sparkling lights of the lanterns seemed to dance and shimmer on the canvas, creating a sense of vibrancy and energy that I found deeply uplifting.

Despite my own Hindu faith, I felt a deep sense of connection and reverence as I painted this scene. The Temple was a place of peace and sanctity, and being in its presence made me feel a sense of devotion and respect. I used soft and muted colors to convey this sense of peace and serenity, creating a sense of balance and harmony that I felt captured the essence of the Temple.

As I completed the artwork, I was struck by the sense of peace and spiritual connection that it evoked. Despite our different religious beliefs, I felt a deep sense of unity and commonality with the people of this scene, and I knew that this painting would serve as a reminder of the power of faith to bring people together.

To me, “Places of Sanctity” is more than just a depiction of a Chinese Temple during the Chinese New Year. It is a tribute to the beauty and diversity of different spiritual traditions, and a reminder of the power of faith to bring people together and create a sense of peace and sanctity. It is a painting that fills me with a sense of devotion and respect, and I hope that it will inspire others to reflect upon their own spiritual journeys and connections.