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The Spiritual Themes in the Art of James C. Christensen


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Christensen worked on this painting while his wife's parents, both suffering from medical ailments, came to live with them. The younger couple aren't facing each other because they are sacrificing time together to ensure their parents' well-being. "One of the most beautiful things we learned in the process was that despite the physical challenges and the memory loss and dementia that accompanied their old age, their love for one another endured," Christensen wrote. The pink carnation in the painting symbolizes that undying love.