'The Nest’ by James Christiansen Now Available on World-Wide-Art.com

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Bay area conservation framing shop and art gallery World-Wide-Art.com has announced that it is now carrying "The Nest," a new piece by artist James Christiansen.

The Nest - James Christensen - World-Wide-Art.com

The Nest - James Christensen - World-Wide-Art.com

"The Nest" portrays an eerie scene that features a fairytale-like couple perched in a small boat constructed of sticks. There is a distinctive feeling of other-worldliness, amplified by the unnaturally vibrant tones in the background of the painting.

Bay area conservation framing shop and art gallery World-Wide-Art.com has announced that it is now carrying "The Nest," a new piece by artist James Christiansen.

Christiansen is known for painting scenes that could fit in the realm of myths and fairy tales, but rather than just striving to create beautiful pieces of art, he hopes to incorporate a message into all of his work. Depending on the piece, this message can be a deep theme, a glimmer of inspiration or just a simple laugh.

"The Nest" portrays an eerie scene that features a fairytale-like couple perched in a small boat constructed of sticks. There is a distinctive feeling of other-worldliness, amplified by the unnaturally vibrant tones in the background of the painting.

"In this piece from James Christiansen, the young woman in the boat looks almost as if she were a fairy, with shimmering white curls and a small set of wings on her shoulders," said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World Wide Art, Inc. "It's a wonderful scene, and we are very proud to carry this piece at World-Wide-Art.com.    

The woman in the painting sits in the boat with her eyes peacefully closed, seeming as if she were escaping to a daydream. The young man has a completely different expression. His eyes are open, and he turns his head toward the viewer with a look of worry and dread in his eyes. The conflict between the emotions on the couple’s faces is captivating.

Although the man is visibly apprehensive about his precarious position in the nest, the bountiful shoreline holds signs that the future will be rich for the new couple. Subtly heart-shaped bushes frame the pair, and there are abundant fruit and flowers. A lemon tree symbolizes martial happiness and an orange tree next to it the family they will soon care for. White lilies indicate virtue in the relationship and irises are a sign of the faith and hope between the young couple. Finally, swallows in the scene indicate that the couple will be blessed with peace and friendship.
Christiansen draws his inspiration for "The Nest" from a somewhat unusual source, as he came up with his idea while listening to a song by award-winning recording artist Nora Jones. One of her songs features the lyric: "In a boat that's built of sticks and hay, we drifted from the shore." It was that line that prompted Christiansen to create a piece that reflected how relationships help to keep our lives afloat, just like a boat.

In addition to Christiansen’s "The Nest," World-Wide-Art.com offers countless other new releases, limited editions and honored collections by today's top artists. For more information, visit http://www.world-wide-art.com.

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