“At the Benediction” by Auseklis Ozols, 1999. Private Collection

Auseklis Ozols created this monumental painting in 1999. Standing at almost 5 x 6 ft and placing the viewer below the heavens, sky, and reaching birds; the experience of looking at this picture brings a sense of our human relationship with nature and/or the divine.

AO has some wonderful stories about the manner in which he attracted the birds to pose for the reference photos. Transcriptions coming soon.