Beacon of Hope
$95.00 – $950.00
Beacon of Hope, 24″ x 24″ oil on panel
The original is sold. Available as Giclees (5, permanent inks on canvas, hand embellished) and Artist Proofs (5, permanent inks on archival paper)
Beacon of Hope seems to be another nice painting of a row boat. But as one looks further into the painting, beneath the water, a dark truth emerges. One World Trade Center peaks above the water, with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings in the distance. We are looking at Manhattan Island in an alternative future.
Continued. . .
Beacon of Hope explores a possible future if we do not address climate change, the existential threat of our generation. My hope is that this painting contributes to the important conversation about our responsibility in this crucial moment. The title is a bit of an oxymoron. The message is clear: there is always hope, even after all life has been wiped out and our species and culture have vanished. The planet will go on. Earth is the life force of our world, not us. God appointed humans to be caretakers of this magnificent planet. That is what He meant by "dominion." As a Christian, I believe climate change is a test of the depth of our commitment, as a species, to the protection of our one world. I do not believe this dystopian nightmare will become a reality, even as many blithly are doing nothing to stop it. And yet, there is always hope. It is my sincere belief we will rise to the challenge and recognize it as an opportunity to remake our relationship with the planet we call home.
Invest in The Quench Project
A portion of the sale of artwork (originals and reproductions) from The Quench Project Collection will be donated to The Bread of Life Orphanage in Haiti and/or other direct charitable causes where the money will have an immediate and powerful impact on raising the quality of life in places where people are struggling to overcome adversity. You will have a visual reminder and symbol of the indominable human spirit to overcome adversity that will inspire you to become your best self and remind you that you are part of making the world a little better than you found it.
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Original, Giclee stretch on canvas, Artists Proof (AP)