Ebony Visions Faith - Blackshear Circle 2005 Membership Figurine And Kit
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With hands crossed in passionate reverence and her face lifted heavenward, the angel called Faith is the embodiment of the virtue she represents. Her pose and attitude evoke an inner strength, a visual manifestation of the message found in Hebrew 11, verse 1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of thing not seen. Faith is the first in a three-year Members Only series called The Virtues, which will celebrate the inspiring and vital spiritual gifts: Faith, Hope and Love.
***includes ornament of younger version of Faith.***
Faith- Deluxe Membership Kit, Retired December 31st, 2005 with a final production quantity of 5,800 pieces.
"I always knew I wanted to create Ebony Visions'. As an artist who happens to be black, I had distinct ideas about what I would like to see in the line." The elegant compeling figurines he created for the collection are a blen of both Art Nouveau and African culture, which Thomas calls "Afro-Nouveau." - Thomas Blackshear .Thomas Blackshear introduced Ebony Visions in April 1995 with the release of the first six Ebony Visions designs, The Storyteller, The Protector, The Nurturer, Siblings, Madonna and Tender Touch. Since then, Thomas Blackshear has created many new designs to add to the Ebony Visions collection. Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions collection is a master work of romantic symbolism. As with his paintings, these sculptures demonstrate Thomas Blackshear's incredible sense of design, unique eclectic style, and extraordinary mastery of color. Elegant drapery and delicate detail tantalize the eye while revealing each sculpted form. Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions depicts a full range of emotions that are both powerful and at the same time subtle. He deliberately portrays his Ebony Visions figures in a timeless setting in order to transcend a specific time, place, or culture. This unique collection of limited edition figurines emphasizes the beauty of the human form and symbolizes universal aspirations and ideals of humankind depicted through images that reflect the unique characteristics of the African American culture. For centuries classical beauty has been portrayed predominantly by white artisans who represent white subjects in their art. In this romantic and subtle tour de force, Thomas Blackshear creates a new vision of beauty and human emotion, an Ebony Vision.