© 2013 by Jenifer L. Hammond

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"Into The Woods" 

36" x 48"

Acrylic, gold leaf and resin on canvas

Sold at Gallery 166 in Vail, Colorado

Version 2 in private collection in Boulder, Colorado

Version 3 in private collection in Santa Barbara, California

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"The Only Prayer"

48" x 60"

Acrylic, gold leaf, copper leaf, ink, epoxy resin on canvas. Original Poetry by Jenifer Hammond

Available

Fucking Is The Only Prayer”

 

I think of the day when you are dead and gone

and I can have your bones.

I will cradle the bone of your hip in the palm of my hand

and remember it’s sharpness against my thigh

when we were young and beautiful and needed each other

and spent our days in and out of the bed

in and out of each other

working and then fucking 

and it was all the same thing.; 

fucking to flow, 

fucking to feel alive,

fucking to stave off that fear 

that creeps in at the edges.

 

It was worship;

seeking and desiring,

joyful and thankful,

fucking is the only prayer

thank you, oh thank you, thank you

are the words on my lips

(and I love you, but those words I keep inside)

 

You say I saved your life.  

but you don’t tell me how.

You talk of your own death as if at any moment 

you will just divorce yourself from this world

be gone from mine

I can only dream of having your bones when it is done.

It’s the lie I tell myself (among many lies)

I will hold that bone and feel it’s weight and texture 

and all that was holy about you will rest in the palm of my hand

the same prayer still on my lips

thank you, oh thank you, thank you."

Jen Hammond

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"The Wind"

48" x 48"

Acrylic, ink, silver leaf, epoxy resin on canvas

Original Poetry by Jen Hammond

Now in private collection in Scottsdale, AZ.

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“The Wind”

 

The wind is whipping through the trees

I can hear it begin several canyons away

thundering through the lodgepole pine 

and stands of aspen

traveling by the red rocks, over the rivers and creeks

like a run-away train on an eastward track.

Everything is overwhelmed by the gale.

 

It feels like aggression but I cannot tell if

it is toward me or blowing through and away from me.

A violent clearing.

 

I try to hold tight, withstand the storm

the snow stinging my face, my hair matted and wet

head ducked, breathing evenly and slowly

allowing for both the breath and the wind

as I slowly and deliberately make my way

to shelter.

 

What will be gone when this is over?

What will remain?"

Jen Hammond

"Happiness Brimming" 

30" x 48"

Acrylic, gold leaf, epoxy resin on canvas

Available

"The Lord's Prayer" 60" x 48" 

Acrylic, gold leaf, copper leaf, ink, epoxy resin on canvas.

In private collection in Dallas, Texas

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"In My Mind" 

48" x 48"

Acrylic, gold leaf and resin on canvas

Available

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"Story of a Life"

24" x 73"

Acrylic, copper & silver leaf, epoxy resin on canvas

In private collection in Los Olivos, California

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