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Kayla DeVito Art

"The Viewer and The View" Oil Painting - 51" x 39"

"The Viewer and The View" Oil Painting - 51" x 39"

Regular price $3,500.00 USD
Regular price $6,000.00 USD Sale price $3,500.00 USD
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"This scene is from a real-life place that evokes great emotion. Long before I knew the story of this special location, I knew it felt different than any place I'd been before.

Then I learned what happened there many years ago...

Nestled along Highway 17 between Beaufort and Charleston, this is the place where Harriet Tubman led over 700 enslaved people to freedom during the largest raid to take place in the Civil War. She orchestrated an extremely complicated and heroic effort to bring men, women and children of the surrounding plantations to their new lives as freed individuals.

Harriet Tubman is best known for the Underground Railroad, but in my opinion, the Combahee River Raid of 1863 rivals that accomplishment. Harriet Tubman was prominent in Beaufort, and you can truly feel the spirit and energy in this humbling place.

When driving through, the marsh stretches out in front of you, unhindered and seemingly endless. The paths along the marsh are perfectly perpendicular, signifying the long-gone rice fields that former enslaved people dug. During the spring and summer, alligators dot the waters and drivers beware of them crossing the road. If you happen to have the great opportunity of seeing this place in person, make sure to pull over the boat landing to take it all in. If you don't have time to stop, roll down your windows as you pass through. Let the smell, history and perseverant spirit of this place whisk you to another time.

THIS place is one of my very favorites on this planet. If you're ever lucky enough to visit, I'll personally point you in the direction. It's a place that everyone should know about...

So of course I had to paint it."


Don't let the images fool you- this painting is LARGE.

The essence of a bright moon lights up a calm, salt marsh from behind a tunnel of clouds. Original oil painting by Kayla DeVito on deep canvas, named from an excerpt by Xan Oku.

This painting is very large at 36" x 48", and measures 50.75" x 38.75" in totality with the handcrafted frame.

The frame is Black Limba wood, a species of hardwood from West Africa. It is one of a kind and crafted specifically for this painting, with the finish and grain of wood chosen for this exact image. The density of this exotic hardwood adds a beautiful, quality weight to the overall feel of the art piece. The frame is made by Kayla's husband, Matt, a full-time fine woodworker.

The entirety of this piece is truly a work of art in every aspect, and the frame sits 4" off the wall. It is a statement piece that is sure to command attention in any room.

This painting will ship in about 3 weeks from date of purchase. Free shipping to anywhere within the continental US.


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