New Life Art is pleased to announced that Daniel Moore has now completed his latest oil painting, A Crimson Tradition, the second in a series of five prints by the artist that will commemorate Alabama’s 2009 Championship season.
The artist has painted the game’s key plays as they unfold around the central portrait of Coach Saban. The circular composition of these unifying elements suggest that the crystal trophy is the fulfillment of Coach Saban’s “process”, as understood and exemplified on the field by his players. The results of the “process” and effort are displayed for posterity with the score of the game, plus the number of national championships won by the Tide, conveyed via the jerseys of the Texas players on the sideline. These players, along with Coach Mack Brown, watch in disbelief as the game’s Defensive MVP, Marcell Dareus, rumbles in for a touchdown after his unlikely interception of Garrett Gilbert’s shovel pass just before halftime.
Upon closer examination of the artwork, the viewer will find miniature portraits of the four former Alabama National Championship coaches that the artist has subtly and painstakingly rendered within the facets of the crystal football.
The artist explains, “On a deeper leve, one sees that Coach Saban is doing more than just celebrating the 2009 National Championship. He is paying homage to Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, and Gene Stallings as he joins these legendary coaches as the masterbuilders of the ‘crimson Tradition’.”