Straight and True by Rose Datoc Dall
About this Image:
In this piece, Joseph and Jesus are sharing a father-son moment while in the carpentry shop. Jesus is learning the trade of His father. While shaving a plank of wood with a wood plane, both figures are checking for straightness and trueness. True craftsmanship in woodworking demands exactness: angles and measurements must be precise or the pieces will have to be re-cut or corrected. The principle of being straight and true is a metaphor for exactness in keeping the commandments and temple covenants.
About the Artist:
Filipina-American artist, ROSE DATOC DALL was born in Washington, DC and raised in Northern Virginia. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 1990. Mrs. Dall's artwork is predominantly a contemporary figurative exploration in painting and printmaking. Rose is also known for her body of religious artwork. Mrs. Dall has received awards and honors for her work, and several are a part of permanent collections in public and private institutions. Currently, in addition to exhibiting, Mrs. Dall enjoys teaching private Figure Drawing and Painting Workshops and lectures on occasion as a way of giving back to her community.
About Altus Fine Art:
As individuals, we are all drawn, as Paul said, to seek after that which is pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. For the last 20 years, we at Altus Fine Art have been blessed to work with many artists who have bravely dedicated their talents to create artwork that lifts our hearts and souls and inspires us to live Christ-centered lives.
Our mission is to take this wonderful artwork and create affordable products for the average family or individual while still using quality materials and design. Our prices range from small prints that sell for less than a dollar up to large breathtaking masterpieces that sell for thousands of dollars and everything in between.
Altus Fine Art is a small company of individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world. We design, manufacture, and ship most of our products locally from our facility in American Fork, Utah. We welcome any feedback you have about our products or the way we do business. If any of our products have helped you in any way, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve.