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Offering - Collage Oil Painting 20x24"

Offering - Collage Oil Painting 20x24"


We've all experienced moments where we let go and release something we've been holding, or witholding. "Offering" recognizes and gives honor to those experiences. In deep, rich hues, brilliant halo and metallic accents we feel their weight and significance. What I love about this piece is although it is named in such a way to indicate a giving, visually it also represents a receiving which is often the exchange that takes place. When something is let go of, or offered up, there is often a receiving of something in return, or at least a space freed up to be able to receive. I love having a visual reminder of all that can be gained through that exchange.


This is a mixed media piece which includes gallery wrapped canvas (20x24x1.5"), 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 so you can choose your own frame or display unframed as it is painted on all sides.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed. Shipping costs are included (approx. $70 value).


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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