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Art Notes

Like Norman Rockwell's famed ""Four Freedoms," my Symbols of Freedom celebrates foundational American values. The Department of Agriculture tower at the left symbolizes the Freedom from Want. The national Christmas tree expresses the pageantry of the holidays, its glowing lights affirming the hope that burns in every heart through our individual Freedom of Religion. The severe obelisk of the Washington Monument represents for me the founding of our republic which provided Freedom from Fear by placing government on the side of the people. Finally, the cupola of the Jefferson memorial symbolizes our founding father's steadfast commitment to Free Speech. Illuminating these powerful symbols and touching the modest crowd is the glorious light of God's golden sunset.

Title: Symbols of Freedom
Collection: Season of Lights
Painted: 2004
Published: 2004
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Subject Location: Washington, D.C.
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Christmas, Patriotic

Tags: American, Christmas, Christmas wreath, City, D.C., Holidays, Jefferson Memorial, Landmark, National Christmas Tree, Patriotic, Sled, Snow, Sunset, United States Department of Agriculture, USA, Washington, Washington Monument, Winter

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