|by Steve Hanks
“Most people will look at Holding the Family Together and see it as a reminder of a happy family vacation and that’s great,” says artist Steve Hanks. “For me it is about the man in the painting more than anything else. It is about the man’s position in society these days and how the pendulum has swung the other way and put men in this position—trying to keep the family together while they’re all going in different directions. Dad is almost down on his knees trying to hold this family together and no one really sees him. There’s also something in this painting about the separation of the sexes during the 1960s, when I came of age, with the women’s movement. I think the ground was shifting for all of us.”
Whatever personal stories you may read into Holding the Family Together, it is also a moving landscape with its soft white foam, foggy shoreline and summer air. A MasterWork Canvas at 48” x 21” captures the drama of this Hank’s work at size. For those whose memories are stirred by the sophisticated beauty of this work by have slightly less space available for display, a 34” x 15” Fine Art Canvas is available as well.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary Giclée
Edition not to exceed 100 s/n. 34"w x 15"h. $495
Greenwich Workshop Giclée
Edition not to exceed 50 s/n. 48"w x 21"h (unstretched). $795