Passing of the Light

This image has a deep and dual meaning for me. The vibe of it speaks the loss of so many close loved ones, both of my parents included. The worn skin in the hands expresses the exhaustion in my soul. Each one of them has passed a light onto me, and I receive it with honor. Doesn’t the act of giving bring as much joy and comfort to you as the receiving does? I felt as though the giving-and-receiving theme should be highlighted in addition to the loss. In the background of this piece you will find an oyster bed. Oysters also have a dual meaning. In one way they symbolize a heaven or nirvana. In another way they symbolize beauty, and strength. The oysters complete the vibe nicely. 

The color palette in this image is important to the story. Once I found the correct palette. I began to I create this image using my own hands photographed in different ways. I have my grandmother’s hands. My own hands couldn’t have been anymore perfect for this image. When I miss her I look at my hands. I “painted” the light orb into the image using my software. Then placed the hands and light together using an oyster bed as a background to tie the intentions together. How does this image make you feel? Cheers and enjoy! 

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Each of my works are available in limited edition prints only. That means that once they run all out there will be no more creations of that particular piece. Each print is available in 4 sizes- 10x10, 20x20, 30x30, 40x40. Each size has only 10 prints available for each particular piece. **as the print run of a particular piece starts to run out, prices may increase. **

Each print is printed on archival, cotton, Hahnemuhle paper. Signed, and numbered by me. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. Framing is available. I’m happy to do it! Contact me to discuss options and prices. 

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