The Messenger

My dad is a professor at San Antonio College. He teaches an Anatomy & Physiology course as well as a Biology course. On the first day of class he introduces himself to his students by describing his family and when he talks about me he shares images of my art.

One of his students emailed me a while back and asked if I would make her a painting for her father for Father's Day. She asked for an eagle. When I asked why, she described her father fondly explaining how he is an immeasurable source of strength for her, that he is a fierce but peaceful man. I thought an eagle was a very fitting visual metaphor for how she saw her father.

I think this makes for a perfect 4th of July post!

Below are some photos of the process and the details of the final piece. You can see the final piece in my gallery here and prints are available here on my Etsy shop.