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Original Creation Date: June 21st, 2005

One of my all-time favorite pieces…

La Renaissance de Trois: French for ‘the rebirth of three.’ Three standing for the trinity (past, present, future… mind, body, soul). Rebirth is represented by the Oriental Lily (which there is three of for the trinity), which is representative of purity and a new beginning in Chinese culture. Culturally, the symbol of the triad can be understood as a key to the integrity and interdependence of all existence. But then again, I suppose it all depends on what you believe.

Charcoal on paper, freehand, 14″ × 20″
Model: Adam Berman

Original Sold: Adelaide South Australia


boy, portrait, charcoal

Ania Ahlborn is an author, avid traditional charcoal artist, and photography hobbyist. You can find her photography here and learn more about her on her website,

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  • Babbler
    Babbleralmost 6 years ago

    superb !

  • Thanks!

    – Ania Ahlborn

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning…you have amazing talent!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Ania Ahlborn

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work- love your folio x

  • Thanks. :)

    – Ania Ahlborn

  • ScarletDragnfly
    ScarletDragnflyalmost 6 years ago

    I added you to my watchlist on deviantArt when I first joined a few years ago. I’m sad that you have had to move, but I will continue to watch you here. I love this piece in particular because of the intensity.

  • Thank you, and I appreciate the watch very much. I have high hopes for this place. I mean, come on… t-shirts. :D

    – Ania Ahlborn

  • A A Sussman
    A A Sussmanover 5 years ago

    That is intense … beautifully done.

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago


  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant, intense… it.

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    Intriguing and fascinating, beautiful work, xoxo

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