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James C. Christensen - Consider the Lilies -  LIMITED EDITION CANVAS Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Consider the Lilies
by James C. Christensen

$395.00

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS
Limited Edition of: 125
Image Size: 24"w x 18"h.
Published: January 2015


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Consider the Lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ŻLuke 1:27

All things begin somewhere and Jesus’ directive to “consider the lilies” was a metaphor intended to illustrate that God will provide for those that trust in Him, but this guy has taken the phrase quite literally!

This character, thickly layered in clothing, is something of an archetypal doofus: blundering through life, if not the field of wildflowers itself, but genuinely trying to improve himself. His gaudy attire suggests that his priorities might be a bit skewed (a great deal of toil and spin), but his heart is in the right place and if Jesus said to consider the lilies, then he’s darn well going to do it.

James Christensen’s Consider the Lilies Fine Art Limited Edition Canvas carries an inspirational message of faith and is a work of beauty and good humor as well.




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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