"Journey of the Innocent Heart"by Ricky Schaede. Acrylics on canvas, 2016 - 2017.
* 11" x 14" * Archival foam core backing * Plastic Sleeve * Signed and numbered edition of 20
This piece represents the journey we take from childhood innocence into the dark and often cruel world of human civilization. Circumstances and events can lead our hearts to become tarnished and dim, but if we shine our light bright enough, we can light a way through the dark for ourselves and others around us. Shine your light in the face of adversity and difficult situations. You can overcome any obstacle. The obstacles and adversity will make you stronger, and your light brighter, if you transmute the experience into knowledge, wisdom, and strength. Especially in the winter season, when the lack of light and cold weather depress our spirits, we must remember to shine bright, and to find the nuggets of wisdom which litter the dark path ahead.