The Sky Will Last Longer Than I #21

The Sky Will Last Longer Than I #21


Original painting, signed and dated

Metal leaf and pigment on canvas 

20"h x 20"w x 1.5"d wrapped canvas with graphite painted edges 

Hangs on two D-rings


Finished in 2019, the 21st in the body of work called "The Sky Will Last Longer Than I," it represents a pivot in the conceptual exploration of the series.  The gold is laid down in the negative space inspired by and adapted from that in St. John the Evangelist Restoring Two Men to Life. Continuing to make reference to religious art, here somewhat more explicitly, the figures are left out leaving a void filled by the material and process of the painting.




    This is an original artwork, and as such, a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.  Made from metal leaf applied over pigment and acrylic on canvas. The gallery-wrapped canvas with graphite painted edges is 20 inches high by 20 inches wide and is one and a half inches deep.  It hangs on two D-rings, so once it is hung, it will always remain straight. It is signed and dated on the stretcher.


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    Great care will be taken in the packing of artwork, but the seller is not responsible for damage that occurs in shipping. 


    Most orders will ship within 72 hours via UPS Ground (4-7 business days).  Cost of shipping is free domestically and will be automatically calculated for each international order. Great care will be taken in the packing of artwork, but the seller is not responsible for damage that occurs in shipping.

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