For What I've Bound Together (Pair) by Omar Rodriguez Jr. - 10 x 8 inches Signed ani art academy sexes oil panel beach figure portrait exhibition academic contemporary
Omar Rodriguez Jr.
B. 1982

For What I've Bound Together (Pair)

Oil on panel
10 x 8 inches

Inspired by the Bible verse in Ecclesiastes 4:12, oil-paintings "For What I've Bound Together" represent a certain connection that a man and woman may have when God is in the center of their lives. As the verse states, a person standing alone can be attacked and defeated. Two can stand back-to-back and defend themselves. However, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. Looking into both paintings, we see a man at sea proudly serving his country even though it is creating a great challenge for this young couple. The massive distance and time that separates them is but a smile to the both of them, for they know where their loyalty lies. With a bond enforced to that extent, some of life's greatest challenges can be overcome.

Omar Rodriguez Jr.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City