This piece depicts a traveler, lost in the wilderness. The alchemical symbolism of "as above, so below" can be seen in the gesture of his two hands. One points down to the earth, at a grouping of small blue rocks in the shape of a human, representing the physical earthly realm of man. The other hand points up towards the sky and grips onto a sword that is meant to be in the shape of the the cross. The pommel(top part of the sword) has a metal object that is in the shape of the circle inside a square, echoing the famous alchemical saying "squaring the circle." This has various meanings, but in this sense it is the blending of the spiritual and mundane realms. I am heavily influenced by medieval art work, so I chose to do this piece in the style of a Christian mystic Icon.
I have been a professional full time artist since 2004, have showed throughout the US and am in multiple museum collections as well as private collections throughout the world. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, even if you just want to ask more about what a piece means or about why I create art.
All pieces come framed. I create the frames myself (Don't worry, they don't look terrible). All frames are cut, joined, wood filled, sanded so there is no appearance of joining method and then painted and sealed. Ready to hang with a signature on the back of the actual piece and then one on the back of the paper that covers the frame. Some of the frames have little designs painted on, like the example I included in the pictures. The frames are float frames, meaning the piece appears to float in the frame. No part of the actual painting is covered by the frame, nor touches the frame.
I use silicone based conservator paper to wrap the painting before packing up. This is a non stick paper, expensive paper, highly useful. I double box the painting, so there is no need for crating. If you do want it crated, let me know and we can work something out. Painting will arrive in great condition, I have never had a problem and I have been doing this for almost 14 years. If you have any specific shipping needs please let me know.
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"So that the beginning is to the end as the end is to the beginning and that to the distance between, there is neither"
Gold Leaf and Oil paint on Baltic Birch(cradled panel), sealed with Gamblin Gamvar (all conservation grade materials) Float frame(1.5" deep x .5" wide)(Example in photos)