Fishermen – Let Down Your Nets

$500.00$1,100.00

Completed: May, 2021
Dimensions: 32″ x 19″
Edition Size: 150 Prints
Paper: MOAB Entrada Natural 300 GSM (Archival 100% Cotton-Rag Paper)
Media: Giclee Fine Art Print

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Description

Peter and his friends have been fishing all night; they are tired and have not caught any fish. Someone on the beach calls out: “Put down your nets one more time. Don’t give up yet.” They put down their nets and they catch so many fish that the nets are almost breaking! The sunlight reflects on the clouds, the sail, and the faces of the fishermen.

The Fishemen is envisioned in bright vibrant colors, as the sun rises bringing with it the new day. The ocean shines with a multitude of colors of patterned fish and waves. The words from the gospel in Spanish and English adorn the top and bottom of the piece in dark lettering on a golden embellished background. The scene is surrounded in a rainbow of colored squares on a purple border.

Over my life as an artist, I have created variations of this story. It helps me to accept our struggles, and to appreciate the casting of my own “net” into the waves, as well as my surprise in experiencing the fruit and the abundance of gifts that are there. We are reminded of the inexhaustible resources within each of us.

THE FISHERMEN- Image History
I have consistently revisited and explored the themes of not giving in to discouragement, working hard, and trusting faith,
found in my 2021 artwork, FISHERMEN – Let Down Your Nets.
See below for a collection of images that relate to my continuing interest, and re-envisioning of the “Miraculous Catch Of Fish”, “Fishermen”, or “Great Catch”.

 

 

 

Early Examples of
THE FISHERMEN

 


THE FISHERMEN
1969, Sgraffito
9″x16″

 


THE FISHERMEN
1973, Sketch

 


THE FISHERMEN
1973, Serigraph

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
1990, Acrylic Painting
4’x7′
All Souls Episcopal Church
Point Loma, San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT CATCH
1993, Serigraph
22″x32″
Sold Out Edition

 

 

 

GREAT CATCH
1993, Mosaic
6′ x 8′
Located at Concordia University – Irvine, CA

 

 

 

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
2012, Acrylic Painting
27″x15″
Basis For 2012
Giclee Edition

 

 

 

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
2012-Giclee
27″x15″

 

 


 

 

 

 

FISHERMEN
Let Down Your Nets
2021-Giclee
32″x19″

The print was enlarged and reimagined in brighter, more vibrant colors,
with additional shading, and greater depth.

 


 

 

Additional information

Framing

Framed, Unframed