Oil on Canvas36" x 24.5"
24.5 x 36 Inches
November 2016

(Mortal Ascent Series 2 of 3: Fear)

Amaranthine  adj.  (ăm′ə-răn′thĭn, -thīn′)  the appellation is rooted in the Greek words amarantos, meaning "immortal" or "unfading," and anthos, meaning "flower." The word amaranthine emerged as an adjective of the imaginary flower and subsequently of anything possessing its undying quality.

For the second piece of the series, sequentially, people ponder what is it that forces us to grow? People have dreams, goals, and delusions to achieve. We are either running to, or running from something. It is no coincidence that in the English language, to flee and to take flight share the same root.

From an evolutionary perspective, fear is what keeps living things from harm or death. However, to humans, fear is much more.

Fear is beautiful because it represents transition stage between the known and the unknown. It through this stage that we understand ourselves, and grow from adversity. We are saved by fear, encouraged to be better. Fear lets people truly fly.