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Ascend - Collage Oil Painting 16x20"

Ascend - Collage Oil Painting 16x20"


"Ascend" has a special place in my heart. I don't know how to describe it but it touches something inside of me that longs for connection. The positioning of the hands, the light coming from (or towards?) them, the subtle awe of the halo that gives this moment the recognition that it is due; all these elements come together in a way that stirs my soul. It makes me want to surrender and rejoice at the same time. There is a beauty in release and receiving that is hard to put into words, but translates so well through paint, paper and canvas.


This is a mixed media piece which includes gallery wrapped canvas (16x20x1.5"), oil paint, metallic oil paint, cold-pressed water color paper, graphite, gel medium, and varnish. This collage painting helps express the layers, textures and varying elements that come together to tell the story with more depth, richness and interest than paint and canvas alone.


The painting comes unframed unless you purchase a framing option but is painted on all sides if you choose to display it unframed.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed, 2-3 if you choose the framing option. Shipping costs are included (approx. $70 value) and additional shipping costs of the frame are wrapped into that price.


About this collection:

H A N D S: Holy Moments

There is a moment when an ordinary gesture or a common movement becomes something more. When a hand is offered and received, when palms open in surrender, or a fist loosens—then these everyday movements become holy. They become more than they were.


Certain positions can represent something greater and deeper than the eye can distinguish. These are the moments that I have attempted to capture in this series. The position of the hands may be common, but the meaning and motivation behind them is hallowed. The ordinary transcends into the sacred, but so quickly it is easily missed. Hopefully these pieces recognize and mark these hidden, holy moments.


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