Ashley Collins Works

SENTINEL by Ashley Collins
  • Ashley Collins


  • Oil
  • 84.0 " x 60.0 "
  • Oil and acrylic on aged paper, historic pages, metal, found objects, hand
    fired resin finish. Investment $72,500.

    What a magic feeling, when we fall asleep, knowing that someone who
    loves us is watching over us – peaceful deep and enduring.
    A parent over a child, a lover over their loved.
    Sentinels have been part of our collective history for thousands of years.
    Those that, after a long journey were willing to stay awake so that others
    sleep. The beauty of sacrifice in its purest form.
    During our lives we alternate between being the Sentinel, and being the
    one protected.
    Collins has created this vision with the strength of metal, and the softness
    of paper, symbolizing these two sides of sacrifice. There is a crown
    above the head of the Sentinel, for at that moment of protection, they
    are indeed filled with the love of God.
  • $72,500