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James C. Christensen - WAITING FOR THE TIDE -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          WAITING FOR THE TIDE
by James C. Christensen

Original Retail Price $150.00
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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 2250
Image Size: 32"w x 7 3/4"h.
Published: January 1993


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You can stand on the shore and demand that the tide come in all you want. Maybe you should sit back, relax, smell the seaweed and enjoy life as it is, not looking for what you can't make it be. This was inspired by those fishermen who never bring home any fish; either they throw back what they catch or they don't catch anything. When asked why they bother fishing, they just smile.

It's a nice day. He's got a "cuppatea" with a little shot of fortitude and he's enjoying the time. He's not going to let the fact that the tide's not in ruin his day. He went out to go boating, so he's boating. He doesn't need water to enjoy a day at the beach. It's the idea of "making the best of the circumstances."


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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