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RALPH A. RIVERA

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DRAWINGS Selected works (2014-2017)

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FREEDOM 2014, Ink on paper, 33x48 cm

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THE LION 2015, White ink on black paper, 40x50 cm

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METAPHOR OF LIFE 2015, Polychromos color pencils, 29.7x42 cm

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COURAGE 2015, Ink on paper 29.7x42 cm

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ANTITHESIS OF BETTA SPLENDENS 2016 Graphite and Polychromos color pencils 29.7x42 cm

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HUNDREDS OF FEATHERS 2016, Ink on spolvero pad, 50x60 cm

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THE TOUGHEST 2017, Graphite on paper, 29.7x42 cm

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FREEDOM July-October 2014 Ink on paper 33x48 cm

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint� Isaiah 40:31

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THE LION February-March 2015 White ink on black paper 40x50 cm

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METAPHOR OF LIFE September-November 2015 Polychromos color pencils 42x29,7 cm

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COURAGE December 2015 Ink on paper 29,7x42 cm

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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ANTITHESIS OF BETTA SPLENDENS March-April 2016 Graphite and Polychromos pencils 29,7x42 cm

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HUNDREDS OF FEATHERS April-October 2016 Ink on spolvero pad 50x60 cm

Reinterpretation of Wing of a European Roller, Albrecht Dürer, 1512

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THE TOUGHEST January-June 2017 Graphite on paper 29,7x42 cm

I’ve been drawing since I was 2 years old, but I’ve never had a moment to fully express this ability that the Lord has given me. That’s why, back in december 2016, I decided to challenge myself and to finish my five years of high school with the full gas, knowing that 2017 would have been the busiest and the toughest year for me. Have you ever wondered how can the life of a tree be tough? Trees are able to live up to hundreds of years, and even thousands, by resisting any climate change. Who knows how many difficulties the tree next to your house has been through? But still, it always shows its beauty. Started in January and finished in June, the whole drawing process took me a total of 90 hours. I’ve been through a lot during the past years, especially this first half of 2017. The process was tough, in school, in ministry, in family, in personal life. But I know, and you know, that there’s a purpose why God has put you in these hard situations. He doesn’t put you on a situation to make you feel in distress, He wants you to know that whatever the circumstances may be, you can make it. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). We don’t have to face trials alone, God is whatching out for us, He is with us! Surely our future will be tougher, but if we have started with Hope, and now we’re walking with Trust, the race will be Victorious!

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