The Gift

Matthew Sievers's avatar Matthew Sievers

I am very excited about the piece I am creating for Art Prize this year. I have been lucky to paint in a large scale in the past like the commission I am standing in front of. The sketch above shows my plan for this year's entry. I want to show the evolving seasons of a woman's life through beautiful, stained-glass windows; going from childhood to a grandparent, and the trees from spring to winter. It will also depict changing attitudes towards life and art with a young woman oblivious to the scene and an older woman reflecting fondly. The style of the windows will be similar to the painting above with the woman holding the rose. Hidden throughout will be words and elements that depict each stage of her life. I also will have a template that helps the viewers find these treasures. This piece will be very powerful and engaging.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 19'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 6'