Print of "Flowers on a Grave" by Joshua Moore
Materials: Paper, Oil Paints, Paints, brush, Canvas
Width: 27 inches
Height: 20 inches
This is a giclée print of my painting titled, "Flowers on a Grave." This is from "The Copper Ghosts Collection" that honors Michigan copper miners. Long before the gold rush there was the Michigan copper rush. With the depiction of mountain landscapes, portraits of miners, and scenes from their lives, I’ve tried to tell the story of what it meant to be a miner in Michigan, the more intimate struggle that may be hard to get from a history book.
The painting depicts how the mining community came to terms with so many deaths. Miners faced cave-ins, back breaking work, fires, the cold, standing in water all day, falling rocks, and explosions. Many men died in the mines. The isolated communities also faced epidemics. I wanted to show how someone came to peace with all the suffering happening around them.
Art can be very powerful. With my work, I try to paint the beauty in humanity. I am dedicated to creating art for the sake of the people, art that tells a story and honors the good things in humanity.
The print is 27 inches wide by 20 inches tall, printed on paper, and hand signed by the artist.
Aug 22-Sep 1
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