24"x48", acrylic on birch panel
Took a two month journey with this piece, very happy with the final result as well as the experience.
Conceptually it's woman as an symbol of god. If you look at most religious systems the description of god (bringer of life, caretaker, nurturer) seems to fit more of a mother's traits. Most religious texts were written by men for men and it might just be possible that a higher power that creates life and cares for it is the gender that actually does that. I wanted to present a non-sexualized, unidealized nude with quiet power.
I've wanted to do a life size nude painting for a long time but was a little intimidated - wasn't sure I had the skill / technique level to pull it off. Learned ALOT on the journey with this one and it was a confidence builder.
For those interested here is the original and print information.
15"x30" Giclee Prints are $145.00 CAN which includes SAH and taxes. The image area is 15"x30" and is approx. 65% of the original size. The artwork is a high quality giclee print on acid free archival paper and comes packaged in a re-sealable clear plastic sleeve. It is shipped in a cardboard photo mailer.
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The original is 24"x48". It is done a 1" deep gallery birch panel (does not require framing). It has been varnished and is ready for presentation. For pricing and shipping details please get in touch with me.
If you have questions or would like to discuss some options please feel free to contact me.
I thought you reached a point of skill close to a true mastery of your art, but now. on this particular piece.... ppfff you just blew it up !!!
This painting is also full of meanings, love this ahah !
I assume the skull under her hand meaning the submission of death against god's will and power.
the doves freedom, or cleanliness
as for the headset... I'm not sure, is it the careful hear god give to us ? or just because you liked it ? ^^
but I'm asking myself a question what is the ivy representing ?
Plus, Women is the last creation of god, it is according to my point of view the height of god's art, perfect to represent him !
i would love to purchase it, but have to wait for the moment. are the prints limited ?
The narrative is woman as god. Most religious systems were written by men for men. It would make sense that god just might be the sex that creates and nurtures life traditionally. I wanted to do a nude that was not idealized or placed in a weak position - just a strong female form as it is and not sexualized.