Climbing Out of the Shadows

Marcus Christensen's avatar Marcus Christensen

Many will simply see this piece as a life size portrait of a mountain climber. But the more astute and patient observer will find pains, sorrows and challenges hidden in it’s shadows, and looking long enough will also find many of life’s joys in the highlights, joys that help one climb out of their shadows. It's designed to engage the viewers, challenging them to see how many of the hidden messages and figures they can find? Perhaps the ArtPrize attendees will find a bit of themselves in the shadows or highlights. Perhaps you will too. There are certainly bits of myself in there. In the coming days and weeks I will be adding many more hidden details in the shadows and highlights for ArtPrize attendees to search for as they spend time observing this piece. I've included close up shots of a few already included. You can find me on Instagram as marcus_art_fix.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3.5 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Width: 54 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 70 inches