Sunday, April 15, 2007

IF "Fortune"

This piece was done a few years ago...
I wanted to depict a labourer (large muscular hands) that was very ashamed to have to beg.
His pride took a back step to the reality of bad fortune.
It's been and more than likely will always be a fear of mine -- lack of fortune.
Fortune to me doesn't necessarily mean to be very wealthy...obviously money has a role but a modest amount of money to the right person can be a fortune.
A person who enjoys the simple things in life, not entangled in materials and objects will have the perception the he/she has good fortune because of family, friends and an overall postive outlook in life.

9 comments:

studio lolo said...

Very nice piece. I like what you wrote as well. But don't fear a lack of fortune or that's what you'll attract to you. If you picture yourself enjoying a fortunate life, and feel it and believe it, then that is what you'll attract. It's a hard way to think because most of us aren't wired that way. I'm working on it myself! Anyway, it's the ancient law of attraction.

bite your own tail said...

I really like this, like the style and the palette. Interestingly I didn't read the image as you intended - I read something else entirely, someone about to find out what their fortune was as they picked up the object in front of them, but too afraid to look. For me though, that does not in anyway detract from the work.

basma said...

David this is an amazing piece of art.
I absolutely love it, and see it in such a variety of medias! stained glass, a painting...

This is a fear many of us struggle with, some with more success than others. The sentiment is beautifully portrayed here.

mcscrub said...

this piece strikes a cord as times now are tough great job

janie said...

very moving work.

kelly said...

beautiful....brings back childhood memories or looking at the artwork at church.

Nancy Bea said...

Excellent paitning, and I really enjoyed the back story too.

Lukas said...

Brilliant piece. I also like what you wrote with it.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very, very powerful piece! Enjoyed reading your post too.