This mixed-media painting is a part of the series 'On the Wings of Hope'. This triptych creates a sense of hopefulness during desperate times. In life, we all experience failures and disappointments from time to time. It is disheartening to face a series of setbacks. It is during such dark times when nothing seems to go right that we wish that there was a guardian angel present to protect and guide us.
"It is the Divine Presence that gives value to life. This Presence is the source of all peace. all joy, all security. FInd this Presence in yourself and all your difficulties will disappear." - Mirra Alfassa
This triptych was created prior to the pandemic. The idea of facing struggles in life, feeling dejected and depressed is a normal part of life. We look for some divine intervention to keep us going when everything seems to be going wrong. Today, this painting is relevant in the context of the pandemic also.
I like to create an interesting background with several layers of underpainting. I tend to mix figurative elements with abstract brush strokes. I like the contrast this creates. The abstract part makes the figurative part stand out. I like to use mixed media. Collaging fabric and other elements create interesting textures. In this painting you see two figures – a faithful soul counting on the guardian angel’s intervention.The guardian angels come in different forms. One just has to look for the signs and understand that it is the universal spirit providing the needed assistance.
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.
Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.
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