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Enoch Altarpiece by James C. Christensen

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About James Christensen

The American art world is rife with examples of fantastic works, and the creations of James Christensen are a prime example. The former BYU instructor, born James C. Christensen, draws on myths, fables, and religion for his diverse and complex paintings. His work meets critical and commercial acclaim, with medals from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. His work includes several books and scores of paintings. Christensen's colorful compositions include whimsical inspections of scale, often featuring tiny creatures and their day-to-day existence. Others are set in space, on low-tech rockets. You can find a wide range of his works in the large inventory available on eBay. One of his most famous works is "Hold to the Rod," in which James Christensen depicts an adorable figure laden with his belongings. The figure needs to let go of some belongings to find safety through an iron rod, but he fears losing his possessions. Through this clever scene, Christensen illustrates a daily choice that many people must make, that is, choose between what they need and what they want. James Christensen, through his own fantasy, reaches the reality of the common person.