The Open Embrace

The Open Embrace is the most loving and comforting of gestures. Nothing feels as safe and secure as arms held wide open to you by a heart that knows you, loves you, rejoices in your presence. Nothing feels as good as being held by arms that delight in the opportunity to hold you close. It is the way we most love to be greeted, and the way those who know us, long to be greeted. It is also the most fulfilling way to be with the whole world – a caring that radiates in all directions and gives great joy to you and everyone around you. Living in, and living as, the open embrace is the most delicious way to live your life.

Spar Street is an award-winning painter and sculptor. He specializes in painting large canvases in mixed media, with a high emphasis on sensuality, color, and movement. Before becoming an artist, Street was a skier and entrepreneur. He is best known for his work with the Nobel Foundation and the United Nations.

Street combines abstraction, impressionism, and realism into his works on canvas. His multimedia works notably evoke feelings of energy, warmth, sensuality, power, and beauty, and revolve around mostly spiritual themes. Street also employs heavy layering in many of his abstract paintings. Maui art critic Paul Janes-Brown has this to say about Street’s work: “You have to actually come and see the work to appreciate how great an artist this man is…The excitement of his work is extraordinary. The texture of the work transforms it to another place completely.”