Art - Eternity
8.5" x 11" open edition print
13" x 19" open edition print
16" x 28" signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 250)
About the Piece:
The fourth piece in my Gesture series, a series of works that use imagery of my own hands. I start with a basic concept, one that by definition is concise and easily understood. However, these concepts often are viewed differently by each of us, as our experiences and point of view greatly affect our interpretation and personal meaning of these ideas. From this simple concept, I use the images of hands to build upon the idea and make it my own.
Eternity represents the struggles of inherent nature of man. For all time and all eternity, there will be some people who try to help others, while there will also always be others who take advantage of the people that need their help. There are also some that may appear altruistic, but in actuality are masking their true intentions. Despite laws and despite religion, this duality exists as a basic component of human nature, and this struggle between the selfless and selfish will persist throughout time. These opposites also can't exist without one another, so they are bound together, wrapped into the infinity symbol.
The original sold at Dragon*Con 2006.
About the Artist:
Paul and his brother Michael opened Aradani Studios in 2002, selling both their artwork and costuming as they travelled all across the US. Paul’s medium of choice is charcoal, a passion he discovered in college. He loves the fluidity of it, the ease of moving it across the page with a simple gesture, and on the flipside, the challenge of it, such a simple gesture can also erase hours of painstaking detail. Paul’s work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he, his brother, and sister continue to expand and build their elf ear empire.