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Pamela Kirkham's avatar Pamela Kirkham

My entry, "Ascension", consists of 2 multi-canvas acrylic paintings: "Ascension to the Rainbow Sun" (Lorikeets) and "Ascension at Sunrise" (Seagulls) from my series, "Fight or Flight". The series was conceived when a close friend chose to "fight" his terminal cancer. There were times he wished he could simply run from the fight. That need to escape - the human desire to be free from the fight, led me to develop this collection. I wanted to visualize the place where we all want to go when we have chosen to fight, but our souls need time to rest and grow strong again…a place to which we all take flight from time to time. Each painting has dynamic motion that takes you up and out away from your life struggles. Upward flying creatures that are believed to carry human souls to heaven in many cultures, help you escape to the light and back to your inner soul. My signature style is the combination of abstract backgrounds with flying creatures that are painted realistically.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 1/2 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 114 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 40 inches