“A child carrying or pulling a big heart is a theme I have explored many times before. This search
for love, our need for it and the power of it, is apparent in lots of my work, not just the more symbolically obvious images.” -Mackenzie Thorpe
In this limited edition print for sale, Mackenzie Thorpe highlights the unique and loving bond between humans and our animal best friends. A child with a big head and a huge ear to ear smile sits on a small wooden cart as a black and white cow-spotted dog pulls him along. The child’s face is devoid of features or color as he is meant to represent every child when drawn in Thorpe’s signature style. His head is full of endless possibilities and dreams. The figures float along in a clear blue background, suggesting that happy days are ahead for this dynamic duo on their journey together.
A consistent theme in Mackenzie Thorpe’s work is the love that we express on our journey through life. He believes that we have an obligation to spread love from one destination to the next. The child’s little wagon is overflowing with a massive red heart as he is ready to share love and joy with everyone that he encounters. He is wearing simple, plain clothing and carries no possessions. Oftentimes, Thorpe paints these children with so little that they do not even have a shadow. Although he might think that he does not have much to give, he has everything because his heart is full of love. He has so much to offer if he is given the chance to show it.
There are many hills and challenges ahead, and the road is long, but the characters’ smiles show that they can get through it together. This piece has an overwhelmingly positive and happy tone that the characters express through their smiling faces. They might not know exactly where they are going, but they are ready to spread love and bring positivity to every step of their journey.
This iconic Mackenzie Thorpe artwork, along with several other artworks, is available for sale at the Marcus Ashley Gallery in South Lake Tahoe. The gallery invites you to visit and share your love of art with them, explore the great wilderness of the Sierras, and find yourself at a home away from home.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Shipping and Framing||
This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.