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Retrospective Reflection Fine Art Poster

Size: 8" x 12" (Vertical)
Paper: Matte

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“Retrospective Reflection” 


The fifth and final canvas of the “Enchantress” series incorporates my personal favorite piece of ornamental framework. I was able to reference wrought iron architectural elements that flow playfully around this woman’s face with the same elegance of the stone carved filigree of previous pieces I have done. The gothic windows in the background provided me an opportunity to create varied depths and lighting angles adding a dynamic range of perspectives.


Before I get too excited and lose you in Art nerd technical design jargon, let’s move onto a more exciting subject, let’s talk about death. Sorry if I blindsided you with that transition when you may have expected something a little less depressing, but death is a huge part of life and often overlooked and rarely celebrated. Having to lose my mother in the middle of painting this series was the greatest lesson on mortality I could have ever received. I wasn’t able to ask her any questions when her health took an e

unexpected turn for the worst. I couldn’t hear about her favorite moments alive or her biggest regrets in life. I didn’t have an opportunity to ask her for one last sprinkle of wisdom but I felt the answers to so many questions I had about life were answered along the way. 


We all have just this one opportunity to exist in this world. We are not in control of the cards we are dealt, but it’s up to us to play the hand the best we can. 


When it’s time to move on past the human form, modern science may never fully understand the place our thoughts and our Consciousnesses and our spirits may go.


Look at this woman and picture someone you love or picture yourself. Look at this painting as if a photo was just snapped at the last few seconds of this woman’s life. This is a moment in time capturing her retrospective reflection of every moment she had ever experienced from life to death. Now understand that you have the power to change the trajectory of your life as long as you believe in yourself. Now think to yourself what is really going to matter in that final moment. Is it going to be the money and the cars and the parties and the status? Maybe. That’s a fulfilling life for some. Is it love and connection and time spent with family that really matters to you? 


Were you able to leave your mark on this world and inspire others for generations to come? We all have a purpose and it’s up to the individual to live a life of fulfillment. I just hope that reading this can put things into perspective for anyone who may be unsure as to if they could die tomorrow and be happy with what they’ve done with their life. It’s hard to convey thoughts and emotions of this depth in a way that can have a positive and lasting impact, but sometimes life needs to really smack you in the face to make you consider how you’ll feel when the moment comes for you. We are all in control of shaping our retrospective reflections.


Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.


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