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James C. Christensen - The Fruits of Adversity -  SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          The Fruits of Adversity
by James C. Christensen

$175.00

SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 500
Image Size: 9"w x 14"h.
Published: November 2014


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“I came up with the idea for this painting while working on the book, Lehi’s Dream. The everyman is enjoying the white fruit of the Tree of Life, but the tree is coming from his hump—from his trials and adversity. He’s walking on the straight and narrow path, which happens to be on top of a wall in this painting, but it’s through the adversity he has endured that he is at last able to enjoy the fruit.

“This painting is a continuation as well as a return to the themes addressed "Sometimes the Spirit Touches Us through Our Weaknesses" and "After Clouds, Sun." I think because I was immersed in the story and symbols of Lehi’s dream, this image popped into my head as another way to express the idea that our trials are given to us to help us grow and become more perfect."

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James C. Christensen
Inspired by the world’s myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen’s work adds up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes “curious” looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he thought of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates -- be it a porcelain, fine art print or book -- he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen’s philosophy that “Believing is Seeing.” Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole were co- chairs on the Mormon Arts Foundation. He was a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care.

 

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