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Blessed are the Pure In Heart for They Shall See God

Jeremy Thornton's avatar Jeremy Thornton

This piece was inspired by the artist's vocation where daily he works with and alongside people with Down's Syndrome and other disabilities. This work was a challenge in that the artist felt this special population has been underrepresented both in the arts and in society and wanted to bring to the forefront people with disabilities as the subjects rather than as those participants on the sidelines. Note the artist's capture of the joie de vivre in the dynamic expressions that are characteristic of these gentle souls. The title is the artist's personal application and interpretation of Jesus' beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 36 inches