Practice the Presence of Peace

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Practice the Presence of Peace

375.00

12” x 12” x 1-1/2”

Original acrylic and canvas cloth painting with thread on canvas

The experience of producing Practice the Presence of Peace was truly a creative adventure. Although I had two years of playing with the canvas cloth prior to working on this painting, it was a totally new journey. The cloth pieces seemed to have a mind of their own. After I cut the strips of cloth, they immediately curled as you see them now. I decided to leave them as is and sew them to the sides of the background square. Once they were coated with acrylic medium they shrunk, creating a bow-like shape. I was left with a decision on how to finish off the piece. This is what led to the wonderful ripple effect created by sewing the square to the textured and painted stretched canvas backing. I love the way challenges arise to force new creative opportunities! I chose a quote by Paramahansa Yogananda to place on the front facing parts of the twisted strips.

As you can see in the closeup images, the edges of the cloth pieces have been frayed to create the stringy effect. Additional threads have been sewn onto the sides of the piece.

These are the words incorporated within this painting:

“Live each present moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each instant. Practice the presence of peace. The more you do that, the more you will feel the presence of that power in your life.”

The gallery wrapped canvas is attached in the back and it has been signed and dated on the side of the canvas.

NOTE: ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING AND HANDLING. 

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