This image interestingly recalls Vincent van Gogh's 1887 painting "Les Souliers" (which translates to "A Pair of Boots"). Philosopher and art theorist Martin Heidegger famously described this painting of a well-worn pair of work boots as not only conveying a sense of their owner and his profession but also revealing a "truth" about them both. That is, demonstrating the beauty of the often backbreaking work they perform, and the social and historical importance of the men who wear them.
A similar romanticism is present in Alderman's painting, and an unmistakable sense of awe and appreciation for the wearers emanates from the soft lines and loose brushstrokes of this piece.
- Kathryn Mantis "Paying Homage to an Aging Life." To read the entire article:http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/article.asp…
Giclee Print Options
Giclee printing is an exceptional printing process that utilizes archival, fade-resistant inks to produce a museum-quality reproduction of the original artwork.
Special Edition - 12"x18" Epson Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper. Signed and numbered. Edition of 75.
Canvas Edition - Stretched - 17"x23" Signed, numbered and embellished by the artist. Edition of 25.
Canvas Edition - Unstretched - available for significantly reduced shipping cost.
Standard Edition - Epson Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper, image size 10”x13.5" Signed and numbered. Edition of 1750.
Standard Edition - Framed - All prints are framed behind glass with acid free conservation mat board and backing. Shipped in our custom made boxes.
Mini Prints also available. Signed, unnumber edition inkjet prints that fit within a 10"x7" dimension.