Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alpha Omega - Part II

"From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am eighty-six, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature. At one hundred, I may well have a positively divine understanding of them, while at one hundred and thirty, forty, or more I will have reached the stage where every dot and every stroke I paint will be alive. May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie."
Katsushika Hokusai, painter and print maker from the 1760-1849.
Outer side of the canvas envelope (roughly 40 in x 16 in)

Inside Pocket

Inside pocket with Alpha Omega cards inserted

Spread of Alpha Omega

Life is what happens between the Alpha and the Omega.

6 comments:

Mar said...

i like pockets!!!and card in them...

ArtPropelled said...

My eyes must be sparkling because I love archaeological treasures! The pocket looks as if it might have been found in some ancient vault. The quote is wonderful too.

Willowpudgy said...

Love the quote as well as that amazing envelope! makes for a wonderful piece...

Seth said...

That envelope is incredible. Where do I get one???? :-)

Karin Bartimole said...

What a great quote! and I just love your your piece - the warmth and sense of history it conveys (as Robyn says) is just wonderful. I want to caress it, open it, and explore the beauty within!!

lilasvb said...

beautifull

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