My artwork is always about my clients and their lives. So when I get commissioned to create a unique gift for that special day -- in this case to celebrate a wedding -- it's always a reflection of the road the couple traveled.
This custom wedding gift was ordered by the groom for his bride. The bride was in the US Air Force in Alaska and loves nature and all the wild life associated with that state. The groom has very a specific nickname for his bride, "My Angel," and requested that be featured prominently along with his favorite saying "I love you more."
They were both originally born in North Carolina and wanted that mixed in but he requested that Alaska be front and center. He also said his wife had a tattoo of the Alaska flag and stars.
I used the Alaska gold rush tags on the face because the blue used in the plate is a very close match to the US Air Force blue. The sides have the Carolina tags and the center is the bear for her love of wildlife. The top features their wedding date and the Alaska flag is just like her tattoo.
The sides of the wedding gift feature the wedding song "Green Eyes" as well as the bride's birth date.
I think their story has transformed well into a personalized piece of art, and you can see that in the final piece.