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GIFTS OF GRACE
5' x 7' Acrylic & copper leaf metallic powder on canvas
Abstract gestural painting and calligraphy

Love, Benevolence, Honesty, Compassion, Forgiveness, Humility, Personal Responsibility, unconditional Love, Sincerity, Wisdom, Patience, Courage, genuine Joy, Freedom, Happiness...are words scribed on the upper right section of the canvas.

The title “Gifts of Grace” was decided long before the words were added. Though knowing the painting was finished, the title continued to nudge so to speak, a self-inquiry of what exactly are gifts of Grace. Pondering, searching within for words to represent these gifts...they emerged one by one.

The process of finding these words helped me understand at a core level that values without action are hollow words. Action is the key to integrating values as one becomes that which one sows. Continually learning, growing, accepting personal responsibility, expressing oneself no matter how joyful, painful or awkward, the art of genuine listening, humility, compassion and forgiveness . . . are what I call sign posts along the way of Grace. After scribing the last letter of the last word on the canvas, I immediately knew that finally, it is finished and...becoming ones full potential is a life long journey.

2000

GIFTS OF GRACE
5' x 7' Acrylic & copper leaf metallic powder on canvas
Abstract gestural painting and calligraphy

Love, Benevolence, Honesty, Compassion, Forgiveness, Humility, Personal Responsibility, unconditional Love, Sincerity, Wisdom, Patience, Courage, genuine Joy, Freedom, Happiness...are words scribed on the upper right section of the canvas.

The title “Gifts of Grace” was decided long before the words were added. Though knowing the painting was finished, the title continued to nudge so to speak, a self-inquiry of what exactly are gifts of Grace. Pondering, searching within for words to represent these gifts...they emerged one by one.

The process of finding these words helped me understand at a core level that values without action are hollow words. Action is the key to integrating values as one becomes that which one sows. Continually learning, growing, accepting personal responsibility, expressing oneself no matter how joyful, painful or awkward, the art of genuine listening, humility, compassion and forgiveness . . . are what I call sign posts along the way of Grace. After scribing the last letter of the last word on the canvas, I immediately knew that finally, it is finished and...becoming ones full potential is a life long journey.

2000