THE STORY OF "CIRCUS ANGEL":
Circus performers, once shunned away from society for being different, for being freaks, ended up making people smile, laugh and wonder. The circus put on a life-enhancing show for those who were willing to open their hearts and minds to it. Once a performer for the circus, a young woman struggled to survive; yet she lived with a burning passion to help the people who misunderstood her. Her greatest success in life was her trail of breathtaking performances, igniting inspired audiences everywhere. A thought, a wish, a dream, would brighten their spirits, and their eyes would sparkle brighter than the circus lights. This was her undying mission, and it is what earned her an honorary position among the angels. She is the Circus Angel.
Now, the face of this olde world performer drifts across a stage, and beyond the curtains to show herself to me. I sit, I meditate on who she is and what she emotes. She tells me that she discovered a mysterious curtain, one that painfully divides ill people from those who have the great fortune of health. She was shocked and saddened to see this curtain of cruelty. Why does this divide even exist? When humanity gathers without question, and without hesitation, to assist those who need help; that is when human beings become humane.
Ill people are real-life heroes. Everyday they endure what most people fear. Give them a platform and they will teach us. They once lived center stage in their lives, and now they are left alone, hidden behind an invisible cloak, living with some of the greatest untapped wisdom the world may never know. Unless, we unleash the wings of angels, open the oppressive curtains of isolation, and set these heroic survivors free.
The greatest show on earth is not that of a circus, it is the display of loving grace from one person to another.
Dr Franky Dolan
THE CUSTOM MATTED, HAND EMBELLISHMENT PROCESS:
MATTED 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24: Sizes indicate the outer measurements of the mat board. The images fit at a proportionate ratio, slightly smaller than the mat board. This allows for keeping the full painting image, as opposed to cropping out part of the image to fit into standard frames.
*STAGE 1: An authentic cloth canvas print is created from an original Dr Franky Dolan painting.
*STAGE 2: The canvas print is lightly painted over, and hand embellished with extra focus in random spots, by Dr Dolan himself. The same paints as the first original painting, are used to embellish the canvas print.
*STAGE 3: We then make it much easier for you, and much more beautiful, by custom-fitting an extra-heavy bright white mat board, measuring 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24, depending on the size that you order. We fit the image between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board.
TIME: The overall process takes approximately 1-2 weeks to complete. If you are needing a fast turn-around, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.
SHIPPING: We then skillfully wrap and professionally pack each painting, adding bonus cards with the story of your image, and information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery! -Free shipping on additional items placed in the same order!
DETAILS: A real canvas print, hand embellished and signed by the artist, along with highest quality custom-fit front and back matting, is normally incredibly expensive. We do it all in-house ourselves. The end result creates a whole new uniquely original art piece, ever so slightly different than the first original. You will receive the only one of its kind in the world! The final masterpiece painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original signature painted on by Dr Franky Dolan himself!