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Hold to the Rod, The Iron Rod

by James C. Christensen

Hold to the rod, the iron rod;
’Tis strong, and bright, and true.
The iron rod is the word of God;
’Twill safely guide us through.
- Joseph L. Townsend, "The Iron Rod"

As we walk the road of life, we tend to collect things that make us feel safer and more sure of ourselves. These may be material possessions, titles or responsibilities, but in the end they amount to the same thing: a fleeting and superficial sense of security. It is only by holding fast to our beliefs that we can navigate life with any confidence.

The character in Hold to the Rod finds himself so burdened with the mundane objects he has collected that, while he hopefully eyes the rod, he cannot reach up to hold it for fear of losing something else. The man has become little more than a vehicle for his adornments. He demonstrates that what is truly important is keeping sight of our true belief and faith, that they alone will guide us through.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art SmallWorks™ Giclée Canvas:
limited to 550 s/n.
12"w x 12"h.
$295 | $335 CDN | £170
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Arriving August 2007


by James C. Christensen

Clothed in garb of cobwebs and moonlight, Fiona catches your gaze. Like all of the sídhe (faeries) she is breathtakingly beautiful, but Fiona is more than meets the eye. Celtic legends tell of men and women who followed the unearthly music of the faeries deep into the woods and were never seen again. Other folk tell a friendlier tale of the leanan sídhe, the faerie muses who protect artists and poets in exchange for their immortal love.

James Christensen’s Fiona shines in her natural adornments. If you look closely, you’ll see the half-hidden subjects of her kingdom: flowers, animals and insects, hidden amid her garments. If you look closer still, you just might find exactly what you seek, but beware—the promises of faeries are fleeting and nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 400 s/n.
20"w x 16"h.
$495 | $545 CDN | £280
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Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Print:
limited to 450 s/n.
17 1/2"w x 14"h.
$165 | $180 CDN | £100
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Arriving September 2007