Friday, August 7, 2009

To Dance - A Special Project (2008)

To Dance (36"x36") oil on canvas
Artist - Anna Sponer

To Dance was inspired by this insightful quote:

"To live is to dance, to dance is to live"
- Snoopy (from the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz).

Dance is one of the most beautiful art forms, displaying passion in its full glory. It also transcends art as it embodies a universal language, that moves the heart and soul of us all.

In this painting “To Dance”, the children are expressing themselves through imagination and impulse, parading their innocence, joy and wonderment. They are surrounded by the pure natural beauty and energy, they share as one.

This painting is about how the struggle for life can become a celebration of life!

The art piece "To Dance" was created for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, auctioned off during the Inaugural Ron Joyce Invitational for Mac Kids Fundraising Event held at Fox Harbour Resort in Wallace, Nova Scotia August 7th to 8th 2008. This painting was auctioned off at $12,000.00 with all proceeds given to McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario. The painting was than donated back by the recipient to the Hospital, to be hung some time in the near future for viewing.

The soft pastel painting above "To Dance" (19"x 24")
was the original draft created for acceptance.
This painting is now in the possession (privately own) in Wisconsin, U.S.

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