Courage, a work of personal meaning for Thom, is the second image in the "Life Values" Collection. The journey of life, like the journey across the ocean, continues even after we reach safe harbor. Courage is Thom's prayer that this image will inspire us with a bit of hope and courage when we need it most. Perseverance was the first piece in the "Life Values" Collection and it depicts a humble sailboat bravely navigating its way through the ending of a storm, symbolic of the stormy vision of life at its most challenging moments. In Courage, we now see the same sailboat has come near the shore, illustrating Thoms' message that storms which confront all of us during the journey of life can be overcome with perseverance, faith and courage. Gel coating is rolled onto the image giving it the "textured" look. The image is framed and applied to a mat-board, then placed inside of another frame - giving it the appearance that image is "floating".
"In Courage I use a vocabulary of personal artistic symbols to convey this message: God rewards our perseverance with His gift of courage. A storm-tossed sailboat has come within sight of a lighthouse; the beacon of divine love will guide it to shore. A sublime radiance breaks through the clouds, embracing the boat in its holy light. / I painted Courage at a time when I was especially grateful for God's hand of deliverance in my life. May it remind you that courage is, truly, a gift from the Almighty."
-Artist Thomas Kinkade
Framed in durable, break-resistant plexi-glass. This image measures: 16"H x 20"W; Overall Size: 25.5"H x 29.5"W x 1.25"D. You'll receive a certificate of authenticity to denote this is a genuine piece of Thomas Kinkade artwork. For indoor use only. Made in the USA.