Spring Art Print “Spring Narcissus“
Amidst anxiety, war, rumors of war, treacherous geo-politics, intransigent national politics, inflation, stubborn incidences of the Pandemic, here we are at Palm Sunday/Monday, the outset of Holy Week. Despite daily doses of loathsome news, I am not alone in any sense of the word in experiencing this time of year with a special blend of Hope and Promise for which I am grateful to my mother, mostly, but also to a host of teachers and patient mentors along the way who spent time, their time, trying to teach me the meaning in the life of Christ, and what his very existence, his short life, was about. This arrival of Palm Sunday and the advent of Holy Week culminates in the experience of the Resurrection on Easter Morning, a story at the center of Western Civilization for 2000+ years, we ought not forget.
My notion of the moment is that we will be sore-pressed to pass along this magnificent and priceless heritage to our children and grandchildren if we should fail to steward, grasp and reinvigorate this tradition with all the witness and vitality we can muster. A pundit remarked lately, after surveying global histrionics, “The furies of history are loose.” He was referring to the order post WWII we have lived in the shelter of for seven or so decades. It is clearly fading, fast, now.
Here is the Narcissus, a photo I took with my trusty little iPhone one morning just like today. Perhaps you may find it a fitting image on this day after Palm Sunday, looking ahead to Easter, this week. Here is to rebirth, and new beginnings.
Below, see the image in a new room, against a dark color rather than light. The difference couldn’t be clearer. Now, one is not right, the other is not wrong. Both work well. Your taste may be toward the light wall. Mine may prefer the dark. This is one of the satisfactions of art. What is important here is that should you order a print like this, from this website, you can customize the order based on YOUR WALL. Pick a material, a size, a matte, a color, a frame and proper hanging hardware. Done! Your print will arrive ready to hang, no fuss, no muss.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Maybe right now, here during Holy Week – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Or, how about a Honey-Bee print? Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give prints can be a joyful experience…even in trying times… such as now. When I give a print, it most assuredly is a joyful experience. In these trying, tumultuous times, think about giving an art print this Easter season.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves into latter February. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. As the Pandemic seems for the moment to wind down (before the next variant arrives?) what better way to celebrate than…with an early spring art print…a lighthouse print, perhaps, or a poster with a patriotic theme, or a Honey-Bee print; not bad gift choices for a friend or relative.
Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature.
“Business Advice” for day: Hope and Promise in a time of war, sounds like a business mantra, to me. The carry-over is uncommon but the analogy is easy. Much of my business life even to this moment is framed up between these contrasts. Though, when I think about graduating from College, I had no idea at the time the experience of graduation was itself like a slaughter-ritual. We were turned out of the farm and into the slaughter-house without even a clue as to what was about to unfold. Learning the ways of the slaughter house was and remains a lifetime preoccupation. Perhaps Holy Week is a similar ritual– the promise of the triumphant donkey ride into Jerusalem gives way to the terror of and on the cross, and its ultimate significance to humanity. The two are inextricably linked, one to the other. We inherit the outcome, no matter. Hope is real and looms large. Promise is somewhere. Faith takes on new meaning.
If ordered today, your Easter print will likely NOT arrive in time. This is less important now, seems to me. Order anyway. You’ll have a nice print to keep you tuned up to the meaning of the season even as Spring continues its beautiful reveal. If you haven’t yet seen it, I invite you to peruse my new Exhibit page, purposed to show off to best advantage how some of my original images appear when matted, framed and hung on the wall! More to come, I promise.
In my Americana Poster Gallery you may find other visual selections that resonate with your Spring state of being, please take a look. Can you brand my posters? Yes, I can brand these posters for you if interested– contact me (#brandednonprofits seems to work). You may find my new NFT art of interest, seen here on Rarible. I will be offering new NFTs of original art as this year continues to unfold. Have fun building your print collection this year. This is all viewable on Linktr.ee.
A special thanks for your interest and support of my work.