Not only does it exist, but in duplicated form it occupies wall space above godknows how many sofas in the US at this very moment.
The originator of this image, one Thomas Kinkade, died on Friday, and may he rest in peace.
If I start writing about what this situation, and the above example of his work, evokes in me, I’ll never quit, so better to let “Thom” (as he liked to spell it) speak for himself;
There’s been million-seller books and million-seller CDs. But there hasn’t been, until now, million-seller art. We have found a way to bring to millions of people, an art that they can understand.
His work reminds of nothing so much as the renderings of “harmony and well being” represented by illustrations in Jehovah’s Witness leaflets as what we can expect after the coming of the Lord. The next one, that is.
Don’t fret — the bald eagle emerging from the lightning bolt (!) is probably one of those vegan eagles, and wouldn’t dream of … well, you know.
None of this is my cup of tea, unfortunately. I’m more of an “Elvis on velvet” kinda guy, myself.