Elise Luce Kraemer, Visual Artist
Steve - Child's Pose/Balasana
2010
Acrylic on canvas
72" by 28"
Steve is the owner of Philly Power Yoga, a successful center city yoga studio. He was a hard-driving business man who has transformed his life via yoga. He is depicted in child's pose with the sun rising reflecting his daily struggle to keep his ego in check and to meet the challenge and joy each day brings. When he started yoga, he refused to remove his sneakers during practice. The sneaker prints on the horizon are a reminder of his past. When this piece was displayed on the floor of my studio, I encouraged (reluctant) viewers to step on the painting, so that we can all aid Steve in his journey towards humility.
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