- Oil on Canvas
- 22 in. x 37 in. [her, 16 in, him 21 in.] x 1 in.
- Available ($3200 together or priced individually, please inquire)
Two different people are focused on the flames of candles. One is praying; the other playing. I drew from the Druid and Celtic symbols to enhance the story-telling element in these images of the figures and fire.
The Awen, on the left with the woman, is the symbol for inspiration. The Awen consists of at least the three long rays of light [but often with circles, too]. There is an obvious trilogy, but there are many interpretations of what those three qualities are. I chose the design that can be interpreted as the outer rays representing both the male and the female energies, with the middle being the combined shape that is interpreted as balance. The Awen is a bit like the Celtic yin yang. The Druids use this symbol as a way to express that light illuminates the darkness with nature, knowledge and truth.
Celtic knotwork generally symbolizes eternity and the interconnectness of things. One definition of luminosity is brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening. Flames, in this case, are a means of focus and meditation.
And per the dictionary,
Luminosity: the quality of being intellectually brilliant, enlightened, inspired, etc.
This is / these are a mostly monochromatic painting using Van Dyke Brown [by Rembrandt], yielding a slightly warmer feel than pure black and white. There are silver (metallic) highlights added within the light of the flames, as well as along the Celtic designs. The following is an image of me, the artist Kelly Borsheim, standing next to the canvases.
Photo of artist Kelly Borsheim with Luminosity by Paul Edwards, 2019
Luminosity - Diptych
oil on two canvases
22 x 37 inches together [she=22 x 15.75; he=22x21.25]
copyright 2019 Kelly Borsheim
$3200 together. please inquire if you desire purchasing one or the other separately