A few weeks ago, I made a piece of art titled Edge of Glory. I painted it in response to this invitation:
Get to the highest point you can, either in your house or office or school or outside, wherever you are. Look as far as you can. Draw what you can imagine there – be as fantastical as you like. Or realistic. Look out and imagine who might be standing there looking back towards you.
Edge of Glory became part of the free art project. It attracted a lot of attention at the time, and I was pleased to be commissioned to make another.
As you can see, I made two versions, and invited the person who commissioned the work, to choose their favourite. They opted for the one on the left.
I had intended to sell the one on the right too, then I met someone after my recent talk on the Art of Resilience, who spoke very movingly about the recent death of his father. I had the painting with me at the time, and felt compelled to offer it as a gift. It was accepted.
I’ve recently had some calling cards made, and I chose to include the original Edge of Glory in the set.
This is a design I enjoyed coming up with, and I enjoyed reprising it too. I can see this being revisited in different colour palettes too.