John Osgood&

Answered Prayers

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Answered Prayers2021
Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas
16 x 20 x 1.5 in

Signed on Lower Right


"In my front yard of my house my family and I decided to write on colorful ribbons and hang them from our leafless tree in the fall. We were writing little prayers, messages, and notes of gratitude concerning our lives. During the same time a couple of Tit Oak Mouse birds, the little gray guys with mohawks, moved into a little crevasse in the tree. It was a little while before you heard the little chicks squawking for food. It is always a blessing to see animals thrive, create, spawn, and live in your vicinity. It made me think of mine and my wife's story of how lucky we were to have our son. When I met my wife, she was just finishing up with chemotherapy for breast cancer. Long story short, we got married and had a child. But being told early on in our relationship, having a child was slim to nil because of my wife's body being speed up through chemotherapy. But that slim shot was all we needed, because our prayers to the world were answered."–John Osgood

This work was included in John Osgood's "Layers" duo exhibition with Trent Thompson at Voss Gallery (August 4-28, 2021).


Learn more about John Osgood and his unique urban art style.


Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; hanging wire is secured on the back (picture hanging hook and nail needed). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.


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