Stephanie Henderson was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1959. Her happy childhood was spent primarily outdoors with her four brothers and two sisters. Her dreamy nature-filled paintings are exquisitely rendered with a strong spiritual and transcendent component. A regularly exhibiting fine artist for over 17 years, Stephanie has garnered a steady stream of collectors who are enthralled by her uniquely surreal and yet romantic sensibilities. She has resided in Michigan most of her life and lives on five wooded acres with her husband and son.
“Non Omnis Moriar”Original 48”x60” oil on canvasNon Omnis Moriar is influenced by the Vanitas paintings of the 17th century. These paintings came about during Tulip Mania, a period in the Dutch Golden Age when prices for tulip bulbs reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. It is considered to be the first recorded economic bubble and journalists have compared it to the current mortgage crisis. My own interest in Vanitas paintings grew out of losing many loved ones within a short period of time. I thought a great deal about the ways a life is meaningful and important and how ones perspective on life changes when confronted with its end. This personal loss was coupled with my general concern about man’s greed and grab for power and wealth. The skull, the focal point of my work, is a universal symbol of death, but also represents a life. It references piracy and operates as comic relief. The painting also references the festival, Day of the Dead, that celebrates the cycle of life and death and honors loved ones. Inquire for price. 1 (313) 909-2845 - call or text Jason ReedThe painting is currently on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids MI through November 2013. Click here for more info
24x30 Archival Pigment Print on 100lbs Cougar Fine Art Paper
Print comes signed with a Certificate of Authenticity from Stephanie Henderson and Start Gallery.