“Joy of Life” by Lawerence Finney
Medium:Poster reproduction of original artwork
Height: 30 in
Width: 24 in
Poster of illustration depicting large black man holding a baby in a basket in his arms. He is wearing a red shirt and blue jeans, sitting on a windowsill against a yellow wall.
"It has been written that my art gives the viewer an up-close glimpse of everyday men and women at the cusps of spiritual or emotional awakening. This was my intent as I concentrated on subject matter of people from the streets of urban cities, rural life in the South and vaguely surreal settings. For heightened impact I practiced expressive distortion of my figures, described as monumentally robust and of titanic strength, contrasted with gentle disposition and setting. An important symbolic device I utilized was the use of light, which conveyed a spiritual mood. Through light expressed in a setting's central glow or some figures emitting a supernatural glow. I was concentrating on controlled strength, spiritual depth and human potential expressed in the style of an imagined reality." -Lawerence Finney