each 15" x 43” banner
ink and acrylic on canvas, brass grommets
Inspired by the words of Khalil Gibran's "Children" from The Prophet:
"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you, but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
you may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children are living arrows sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the inifinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness,
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
So He loves also the bow that is stable."
More info about this product:
This banner is made of 10oz cotton canvas and features brass grommets with- cotton rope and a raw wood dowel for hanging. The banners are made out of off-cuts of canvas that were left over from large paintings, and all vary slightly in size. The frayed edges will not continue to fray unless they are prompted by pulling strings. This banner is easy to ship because it rolls up into a compact size. If you purchase this banner you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Please note that this banner is not ideal for hanging in a wet space or outdoors where there is a lot of humidity as the ink may continue to run. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.