“Love comes in many forms throughout our lifetime.” – Mackenzie Thorpe
In this limited edition print for sale, Mackenzie Thorpe highlights the unique and loving bond that exists between humans and our animal best friends. The image shows one of Thorpe’s most iconic and recognizable figures in his artwork, a child with a large, round head and an ear to ear smile. He is intentionally left blank, devoid of color or recognizable features, so that the viewers can picture themselves in the image, regardless of race or gender.
The child is wearing a dark blue striped shirt and he’s sitting with a grey cat who is similar in style. The cat also has a huge smile on its face. The background of this piece is a simple yellow but the figures peak through a lush cherry tree. The edges are framed with bright red and green cherries, similar to the hearts we see in Thorpe’s work, that are reminiscent of a clear summer day.
For Thorpe, the big heads symbolize the innocence of children; They are new, uncorrupted and full of endless possibilities. Children are open to whatever comes their way. It’s only as we grow older that we become narrow minded and closed. He challenges us to “keep our heads as big as possible” and to stay open to our dreams. The child is ready to share his love and joy with everyone that he encounters. The characters’ smiles show us that no matter how challenging something may be, we can get through it together. Thorpe believes that children are the ultimate source of love and that we can learn a lot from them.
This Mackenzie Thorpe artwork, along with several others, is available for purchase at Marcus Ashley Gallery in Lake Tahoe. With over 18 years of business and 40+ artists on exhibit, Marcus Ashley Gallery is one of Lake Tahoe’s premier fine art destinations. The gallery shares a deep love for the artists that they represent, as well as the Sierras. Marcus Ashley Gallery is one of the best destinations for art collectors and Tahoe visitors to browse, learn about, and shop for fine art.
Love You Always
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.