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East Meets West-Diptych an oil painting by Debra Keirce.
The painting "East" is 3" x 2" and the painting "West" is 2-7/8" x 1-3/4"
The framed piece is 4"x 6" open and 1-7/8" deep.
The thing I love about our planet is how we can all learn so much from each other...when we choose to. I spent Jan - Feb of 2020, an epic year for so many reasons, in Japan. In October, I visited a Kansas ranch full of cowboys, cowgirls, stuntmen and women, native Americans, and other experts in the Wild West of America's 18th and 19th centuries.
The cultures are polar opposites, yet when you embrace them both you start to realize how much wisdom flows from varied experiences. Too often, we are insular in our thoughts and opinions. We make up our minds and refuse to listen to other points of view.
It's my sincere hope and belief that one day people will be unified in a way that embraces all cultures, all ideas, all perspectives. It is my belief that one day we will all be wise. On that day, east meets west.
What's different about my hidden painting series, is you must interact with these paintings in order to view them. In the 17th century, art was often inside a cupboard or behind a curtain. Viewing was all the more precious for having to make an effort to do so. This little miniature fits in your palm and will be inviting on somebody's shelf or end table.
The paintings are attached with velcro and can easily be reframed traditionally by the collector if that is your preference.