Painting by artist, Andrea Bogdan

Hand-Me-Down Gold

“Hand-Me-Down Gold” by Andrea Bogdan. 12 x 12 x 3/4 inches, acrylic and glitter on wood.

This painting already pre-SOLD at “The Revival” show at the Cactus Gallery. Prints are available online at

This was really fun to paint because the idea of using “natural imagery” is mostly foreign to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about talents that are handed down to us through our ancestors, and how with every generation there’s an opportunity for their unique expression. In this case, it’s creativity, symbolized by the marigold seeds. Sometimes the skills stay dormant, and sometimes they are cultivated, but their potential revival is imminent as the generations march forward. The chalk outline around this person is intentional, and folks can read into that whatever they’d like. The glitter is on the seeds only.

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