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Presence - Collage Oil Painting 16x20"

Presence - Collage Oil Painting 16x20"


To know that you are held, you are loved, you are not alone--these are the messages that we all long to hear. It's amazing to me how a simple position of the hands can connect us to those feelings. Add in a halo of importance, accent, movement and color and we recognize in a new way the importance of reaching out to eachother.

Perhaps it reminds you of when someone has been there for you, perhaps it reminds you to be there for someone else, either way it draws us together. "Presence" reminds us of the power of connection.


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 and is painted on all sides. You may select a frame for an additional cost. The frame adds approximately 1" to each side.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed, 2-3 if framed. Shipping costs are included (approx. $70 value) and the additional cost for the frame is included in 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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