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    5.00 (1 votes)
    Contact jd@jdlindholm.com
    Studio: +1 303 284 9505
    Added 2018-03-27 09:22:57
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    Liana, my young model, was born with a port wine stain that wraps around and behind her right cheek and eye.  She had frequent laser treatments and always had a hard time afterwards as the kids at school would make fun (as only elementary school kids can).  I thought the temporary marks and pattern left by the laser treatments were beautiful.  They reminded me of the exotic empath from Star Trek or a lovely giraffe and I never hesitated to take an opportunity to share this with her. 

    Being the twin sister to my son's best friend, she and her family were often at my studio.  After one particular painful treatment, I asked Liana if she would be my model for a particular painting I had wanted to create.  I gave her complete freedom to wear what she wanted -- the funkier, the better -- as long as she included a hat.  Who knew that her grandmother had an entire box of 1940s, 50s hats!? 

    During the  posing session, we had plenty of time to talk about the current events of the day and I asked her during a break to pose in any way she wanted.  If she wanted to visually relay a message from her to the world, what would she say.....Namaste' is the result of that messaged pose.  To see the divinity within a person rather than the package -- something very personal to her. 

    She quickly outgrew that hat -- that hat has come to represent all that is positive and hopeful in our world, and has an important role in many of my current and upcoming paintings.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Jamie Lindholm
    Country: United States
    Width (inches): 24
    Height (inches): 30
    Media: Oil
    Painting Style: Representational: Figurative / Other
    Social Media Connect @: JamieLindholmStudio


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