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BALANCE - Block Mount

Edition Date: July 2013
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium:  Block Mount
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Life and the experience of all there is to enjoy is about balance. When I was a young man and proud of my high pain threshold, I survived a few serious accidents, including a broken back and broken neck. I never went for medical work on either of the incidents and was temporally healed. Later in life, I began to have muscle spasms that were so bad, I had to be carried to the hospital in an ambulance. After a shot of muscle relaxant, I would walk out of the hospital as if nothing had ever happened.

One day I grew tired of the constant pain and was referred to a woman who was a chiropractor and spiritual healer. Ruby Commandeur became a friend who helped me through my pain and taught me much about a positive attitude and love of life. Ruby was a mentor for healing and life; she loved yoga and talked me into trying it for relaxation as well as meditation.

We lost Ruby to her pain, and I continue with my life inspired by the memories of this lovely lady. In the cultural ways of my ancestors, there is a time after the loss of a loved one where we put grieving aside to celebrate life. This is the time to let Ruby go and celebrate her, so I do this in BALANCE.

Many thanks to Marnie Recker for the photograph that inspired this creation and to Jennifer Steven who knew it should be.

 

Block Mount: High-quality print mounted on a 3/8” MDF board where a protective UV lamination is applied. Features a subtle 1/8" black beveled edge and a pre-cut hanger slot for easy hanging.

Story

Life and the experience of all there is to enjoy is about balance. When I was a young man and proud of my high pain threshold, I survived a few serious accidents, including a broken back and broken neck. I never went for medical work on either of the incidents and was temporally healed. Later in life, I began to have muscle spasms that were so bad, I had to be carried to the hospital in an ambulance. After a shot of muscle relaxant, I would walk out of the hospital as if nothing had ever happened.

One day I grew tired of the constant pain and was referred to a woman who was a chiropractor and spiritual healer. Ruby Commandeur became a friend who helped me through my pain and taught me much about a positive attitude and love of life. Ruby was a mentor for healing and life; she loved yoga and talked me into trying it for relaxation as well as meditation.

We lost Ruby to her pain, and I continue with my life inspired by the memories of this lovely lady. In the cultural ways of my ancestors, there is a time after the loss of a loved one where we put grieving aside to celebrate life. This is the time to let Ruby go and celebrate her, so I do this in BALANCE.

Many thanks to Marnie Recker for the photograph that inspired this creation and to Jennifer Steven who knew it should be.

 

Block Mount: High-quality print mounted on a 3/8” MDF board where a protective UV lamination is applied. Features a subtle 1/8" black beveled edge and a pre-cut hanger slot for easy hanging.