The Gift, 2009, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
I have a copy of this Gandharan sculpture in my home. It represents the earliest style of Buddhist art from Northern India and is clearly influenced by classical Greek sculpture. Beauty, youth, and talent are all gifts that we have not earned, but are given to us to remind us of heaven. We all have that perfection within us, and it is our purpose to find it and share it.