Janus was the Roman god of beginnings, transitions, and endings, usually depicted with two faces, one looking to the future and one looking to the past. As I look to make some exciting, and potentially scary, changes in my life, I was inspired by Janus. Here she takes the form of a goddess, and instead of two faces she has many, reflecting the varied, often conflicting feelings that come along with great change. Also traditionally associated with the dawn, my Janus moves forward through sun-splashed clouds, ready to face a new beginning. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Sumner Crenshaw


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 24" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Frederick, Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.