The Responsible Woman by James Christensen (Collectors Item)

A rare limited edition canvas signed by best selling american artist, James Christensen (d. January 2017), of an edition giclee has long sold out at the publishers.

Signed and numbered by the artist the mage size is 18" x 24" approx. and the  edition number is 444/MMVI. The outside of the Honfleur frame is 31"x26" approx..

artist's comments:

"The reason it is'nt called 'The Burden of the Responsible oman' is that she's so busy she doesn't have time to be burdened! When I asked my wife, Carol, about her burdens, she gave me a funny look and said, 'I don't have time to be burdened.' When you've got so many things going, you might not have time to ponder."

Instead, you can enjoy imagining the meaning behind every part of Christensen's image. Even a cursory glance will reveal evidence of health, happiness, career, and family, as well as the more mundane implements of cooking and cleaning.

"Specifically, what you have here is 'woman as a spiritual leader,'" says Christensen. "She has a candle, which is my way of showing that she is carrying the torch, leading the way. You notice that she has spare candles. Candles are symbols of light and wisdom. She also has a many-handed clock, which could mean several things, and then there is a compass, I put that in at the last minute, because today's woman really has to try to find her direction. The compass is there to help her figure out which way she's trying to go."

It's all part of the artist's homage to the amazing modern woman. Give the gift of gratitude and honor your favorite responsible woman.

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