Ashley Collins Works

Hiero by Ashley Collins
  • Ashley Collins

  • Hiero

  • Oil
  • 60.0 " x 84.0 "
  • Collins intentionally spells the word Hero wrong, using its ancient greek form.. to ask two of the most important questions in life

    - Who are my Hero’s?
    - Who am I a Hero to and why or how can I be?

    The answer to these two questions changes frequently during lives, as it should, as we grow and change.

    Here are snapshots of what others find heroic. They are neither right, nor wrong, but a beautiful part of the learning curve of giving in life.

    It is Collins’ hope, that when you see this work, each day, it becomes a beautiful challenge of what we can create and see in life.

    True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost. – Arthur Ashe

    “if you need your heroes to be perfect, you won’t have very many. Even Superman had his Kryptonite. I’d rather have my heroes be more like me: trying to do the right thing, sometimes messing up. Making mistakes. Saying you’re sorry. And forgiving other people when they mess up, too.”-Madeleine George

    Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.
    -Brodi Ashton

    My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.
    -George R.R. Martin
    I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
    -Maya Angelou
    I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
    -Bob Dylan

    Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.
    -Ronald Reagan


    We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
    -Eleanor Roosevelt

    I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
    -Florence Nightingale

    The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. -Umberto Eco

    When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. – Fred Rogers
  • $62,500