Each collage was created to respond to three words and a phrase from the Lord’s Prayer that were randomly drawn; cast together in a poetic manner; and represented in the titles.
Unstable, emerald, sadness, but deliver us from evil, 2019
Ancient, opal, remorse, our daily bread. 2019
Embracing, pink, cloud, protect us from all anxiety. 2009
And lead us not into temptation, strenuous, liquid, moon. 2019
Gallant, those who trespass against us, mid-day, wind. 2009
Violent, stars, gravitropism, as we forgive. 2019
Grace Print Series
This series of prints accompanied the Patterns of Grace paintings, which explore the domestic response to the endless environment of war. The six prints evolved from test pieces for the larger paintings initially generated as 12 x 12 inch square etchings and silkscreens.
Patterns of Grace Paintings
These portraits of children on the cusp of young adulthood in the 21st century explore the domestic response to the timeless environment of human aggression. To create beauty, to protect the innocent, to raise loveliness in the face of inhumanity, is it possible to engage or essential to retreat?
Each work is a juxtaposition of painting from life and printing from digitally altered engravings and maps. I extend my gratitude to the draftsmen, cartographers, and artist of old, whose lines are beautiful and fine, and to my exquisite subjects, Gwynneth, Eva, Joely, Francesca, and Eamon.
A. Franzen-Sheehan, Middle Eva, 2012 acrylic paint, silkscreen and oil paint on canvas 60" × 48"
A. Franzen-Sheehan, Forbearance, 2012 acrylic paint and silkscreen on canvas 60" × 48"
A. Franzen-Sheehan, Gallant Gwynn, 2012 acrylic paint, silkscreen and oil paint on canvas 60" × 48"
Innocents and Ashes
A. Franzen-Sheehan, Innocents and Ashes, 2012 acrylic paint, silkscreen and oil paint on canvas 60" × 48"