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Cornel West

Gift from Bethany Baptist Church in Newark to Dr. Cornel West


Family tree with pastel color palette and birds to represent grandchildren


Detail of family name


Birds detail


Another bird


Another bird


Last bird


Closeup of illuminated K


This James Agee quote was given as a wedding gift


"A man who works with his hands..." saying
Decorated with Celtic designs and given as a gift


Corner detail


Celtic knot detail


Close-up


Kahlil Gibran poem on Children as a gift to Valerie


Whole piece framed


Upper half


Lower half


Drawn name detail


Drawn name detail framed


Peruvian blue morpho detail


Left border with butterflies and Peruvian potato plants


Left border detail framed


Purple spotted swallowtail detail


Dedication corner framed


Very detailed family tree with King and Queen of Hearts theme


The piece before painting: lettering and line drawing finished


Upper left detail


Upper right detail


Lower left detail


Detail of decorative name


Queen of Hearts


Detail of decorative name


King of Hearts


Symbolic rose at the center


Corners each have a suit accented in gold


Family members are symbolized with animals or images


Detail of decorative initials


The golden egg in the nest symbolizes an expected baby


Janice holding her family tree


This certificate of appreciation was presented to a retiring school board member


Illuminated name detail


Decorative drawn name


Decorative signature space


This certificate shows the same format with a different color palette


Illuminated name detail


Both pieces begin with this blessing poem by Lucille Clifton


Name detail


Corner flourish detail


Elton John lyrics given as a gift


Framed with a photo for Father's Day


This Gaelic prayer was given as a wedding gift


Opening with small, illuminated M and Foundational text in black


The sun's center holds the couple's monogram


Detail


Quote by Rilke with colorful, harlequin-style illumination


Upper left corner detail


Upper right corner detail


Bottom detail


Confirmation name plate with illuminated initials and text border


Left-half detail


Right-half detail


Confirmation name plate with illuminated initials and text border


Left-half detail


Right-half detail


Artist-quality prints of this illuminated text written by local writer Ed Schneider are available


Detail


First three sections of the text


Remainder of the text and author's name


Title detail


These Lonestar lyrics were a dating anniversary gift for a lovely young couple


Top portion detail


Flowers detail


Teddy bear in T-shirt


Detail


Poetry gift in graded watercolors with white symbol borders


Phyllis presents gift to her niece Lisa


Family tree information calligraphed onto leaves


Teacher Gift with Uncial title, Copperplate border (quotes Burnett's novel) , and Italic names


Embellished quote by Robert Burns


Detail of first initial


Father's Day Gift


Baby name and verse from Jeremiah


Detail of Winnie-the-Pooh quote for Baby's Room


Embellished poetry by Kahlil Gibran


Illuminated Scripture from Isaiah in Gothic Black Letter and Italic


An arrangement of four pieces of poetry on Love and Nature


Detail of poetry by Pablo Neruda


Detail of poetry by Rumi


Detail of another piece by Rumi


Detail half of poetry by e.e. cummings


Detail other half of the cummings piece


Detail in roots shows masking technique and gold accents


Full dog pedigree to five generations


Embellished quote in graded watercolor


Illuminated Resolution for Retirement


Before framing


Detail of illuminated capitals and border design


Detail of drawn name and capitals


Name and right border detail


Detail of text in Italic


Close-up detail


Inscribed Bible book plate


Embellished Golfer's quote


A Grandmother's story told in Italic


Detail of text


Detail of text


Detail of rainbow and pot of gold


Poetry by Whitman


Detail of Yeats poem in the Celtic style with drawn Celtic knots

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