Madonna of the Prickly Child

Acrylic painting on board | 30 x 24 | 2020

In this painting I want to acknowledge the concept of unconditional love, and how beautiful and difficult parenting can be. This nursing baby is pretty prickly and almost seems like a cactus. But the mother perseveres and nurtures. Amidst the thorny, arched landscape (someone thought it looked like thorny strands of DNA enveloping them, and I thought that was a really awesome observation). The figures are surrounded by animals who offer their unconditional love to the humans. I wanted to show that deep relationships sometimes form between humans, animals, and/or plants.

    - Janis Mars Wunderlich

  • Unsigned open edition prints are $60.00.
  • Signed, limited edition archival prints are $100.00

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20″H x 16″W print of original 30×24 acrylic painting titled Madonna of the Prickly Child, 2020.

Available in an unsigned open edition, printed with archival inks on medium-weight photo paper. Also available in a signed & dated limited edition, printed on heavy-weight & acid free premium 100% cotton Platinum paper, crafted by the Canson & Arches mills in France. Limited Edition prints come with a certificate of authenticity which includes the artist’s in-depth description of the work. Limited edition size: 100.

All prints are printed on 22″x17″ stock to provide a white border around the image for future matting and framing.

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