Essie's Cranes by Seth Haverkamp

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Seth Haverkamp

Essie's Cranes

2017

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Oil on board

This work is on loan from a private collection.

"This is a painting of my daughter Essie. I wanted to create a painting that had an immediate impact on the viewer. The cool light from above that is equally balanced by the warm light below gives reason for the strong color usage. Essie makes paper cranes often and, in this image, she is holding a string of them. This gives reason for the hand being held in an atypical fashion. The hands, the cranes, the background, and the color combine to make an image for one purpose: the eyes. My hope is that these elements will catch the viewer’s attention and then the eyes will draw them in."  - SETH HAVERKAMP