JOHN BARNSTAPLE PACHYRHINOSAURUS - PORTRAIT STUDY
ACCOMPANYING THE STUDY:
John Barnstaple Pachyrhinosaurus, loved thinking about intangibles: words, art, and music. Things that are so incredibly meaningful, yet have no seeming direct impact on our survival. So why the focus and time spent on such things? Because it is how we connect with others. That, he thought, is why we are all here: to connect with others so we can better know ourselves (and to become a richer self in the process).
"Only that which is the other gives us fully unto ourselves," - Sri Yogananda.
"I am that I am" - Exodus 3:14.
"Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I am not a mistake" - Elijah Price.
But, John wondered, if it is all about connecting, what do we leave behind in the exchange? What is our legacy, be it from a relationship, a job, a life? Tangibles will all turn back to dust at some point; nothing lasts forever. Almost nothing, anyway. Energy lasts. It might transform, but it is never destroyed. So, John chooses his legacy to be the juiciest energy he can possibly put out there. And he loves doing it through music. Watching people smile, dance, and sing is watching emotions and connections in action. He knows that, even after he has left the building, the experience and joy will be remembered and, hopefully, passed forward. And that is the best legacy of all.
Portrait Study, 9” x 12” with backer board in protective cello.
Accompanying the Study on a separate sheet is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.
We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour. It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines. The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.
We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.