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Gift - Collage Oil painting 16x20

Gift - Collage Oil painting 16x20


"Gift" was one of the first paintings created for this series and it would not be an understatement to call it the flagship. Its creation began with an idea of the gesture of hands and all that could convey. Hands opened to receive, or opened to give, depening on your interpretation.


Then I realized that it wasn't enough to show just the position of the hands, because that could be, and often is overlooked. I wanted to show the symbolism of the moment, the opening and "holiness" of it. Enter the halo and the lines of light coming from (going toward?) the hands. Now this moment's significance is celebrated and we can see the eternal nature of the gesture. The finishing touches of the decorative elements help express the importance and celebration of this holy moment.


This piece is one of, if not my favorite from this collection. It reminds me to notice and celebrate the small yet important moments in life.


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. The frame adds about 1" on all sides of the piece.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed, 2-3 if you choose the framing option. Shipping costs are included (approx. $100 value) and additional shipping costs of the framed are wrapped into that price.


About this collection:


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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