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Acrylic on canvas, 1 x 3 FT.

From Latin, this phrase literally translates to “good luck”. I have carried it with me from high school when my Latin teacher would say it in a sing song manner while passing out weekly quizzes. Luck meant something different then and I find it an ever changing concept even now.

Luck, for me, is best defined with quotes these days, like Samuel Goldwyn saying, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” or the Seneca attribution of “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” I guess it boils down to believing that we create our own luck. But, can that be the only reason such an idea is so important that it’s given a name, throughout history and cultures across oceans?
As I was finishing this piece, it was already sold and became a bit of a commission. I thought of this person, her family coin collectors and coins historically becoming talismans for luck. I looked up other talismans. What made those things bear significance, was it hope for or intention within? I imagined myself imbuing this piece with luck, through strokes of my paintbrush. I cannot say whether this piece will bring this person luck but I can say that I feel blessed that she had such immediate connection to this piece. I hope this blessing she gave follows her through this canvas and the lifetime they will now share. How lucky are we both?
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