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Oil on wood

Signed on the back.

This artwork comes with an external frame

My work has been highly influenced by the world of commercial art and graphic design. This translates to my art in many ways. My still life paintings are careful composition full of allegories, which capture a moment in time where all represented items are meaningful beyond the composition.

"Never Known, Never Forgotten" explores the idea of memories forgotten or preserved through narrative. The antique Snow White clock (never known) was bought by my mother, a collector, without any knowledge of the items history or previous owner. The bronzed baby shoes (never forgotten) are my own shoes that my mother had bronzed when I was about one year of age to preserve the memory of my infancy. The idea of memories known or forgotten change over time. The clock will have a new story, a new memory in it's new home. Eventually, the bronzed shoes will be lost from memory and become an item without anyone to remember it's history. However, memories can be preserved though stories shared though generations. This idea is represented by the pages of the story books folded into paper cranes, stories from my own childhood, and probably from yours too. How many can you remember?

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This artwork is currently framed.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 85.0(W) x 65.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 80.0(W) x 60.0(H).

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