51” x 24”
Perseverance, the opposite of Sloth, is to push through difficult circumstances and overcome the odds. This figure is joyful, and has figures of both a goat, as well as a butterfly with many surrounding it. Goats are known for their energy and tenacity, while butterflies must undergo the process of metamorphosis in order to grow. These both attribute to the symbolism of what it is to persevere through the many experiences of life and grow with them, in order to take on new challenges with bright eyes and a forward-charging optimism.
It is said by many that all people have evil deep inside of them, but I believe that on the opposite side of that coin, all people have a potential for true goodness in them as well. Portrayals of the 7 Deadly Sins have been made throughout the ages, but in order to promote love and celebrate the light that we all have within us, each virtue that I’ve portrayed displays a trait that counters a sin in the form of large-scale digital print with ink and gold-leaf embellishing.