Ever and Ever

A red fox passes a double heart gravestone in a forgotten cemetery gone back to woodland

This painting of a red fox pausing in her travels by an abandoned gravestone in Maine is about things that endure. The double hearts and cracks of the granite headstone signify the everlasting love of a couple throughout the adversity of their lives. But there’s also a theme I come back to again and again…the transience of all our human works, and how unknowable and irrelevant we are to the wild animals around us. And yet…is it possible that the fox senses some spirit of an unbreakable bond that endures beyond death? It is a romantic, melancholy, even gothic, affirmation of love and loyalty. SOLD at Abend Gallery 33rd Annual Holiday Show in Denver, Colorado.

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