I’m very excited to finally be able to release this print.
Since the recent presidential election, I’ve struggled with finding the best way to express myself regarding the heightened sense of hostile rhetoric in our current political and social climate. I had originally planned a new print in response, based around some darker, angrier imagery. I was hoping to voice my frustration through art, something I don’t always do, as I try to keep political views out of my works for the general public. This was the time however, to make my voice heard.
Very quickly though, I realized the best way I could contribute to the conversation, and the best way to keep my head free from constant anger and resentment was to focus on compassion and inclusion. So I scrapped some of the original designs and instead focused on a new message of hope and compassion. The result is “Urgent Need” which combines imagery of rebirth in the allegory of the Phoenix, combined with unique imagery with an emphasis on compassion for the beauty of ALL life, however different from one’s own.
As part of this special release, I’m proud to be donating 20% of all profits of the sale directly to the ACLU. While I wish it could be a greater percentage, this is an experiment to see if this print and message will find resonance with buyers who are of like mind. If the sale does well, I plan on future prints with a similar theme where I can hopefully donate a much larger percentage to the ACLU and other important organizations. Together, hopefully we can all work together to make a difference through art.
Prints are 16″ x 20″ on Madero Beach 100lb speckletone paper, expertly printed by Daniel Askar at Static Medium Printing. Each print is hand signed and numbered and will never be reprinted. Prints are $40 each, and will ship in 2-4 weeks after the sale. The print will be available for purchase this coming Wednesday, February 15. As always, the exact drop time will be available to those who have subscribed to my email newsletter, (found in the sidebar of this site) in the next day or so.
I thank you so much for your support of my art and in this particular case, the ACLU. I’m proud to be able to donate money to their incredible work, and honored to have your support in this endeavor. Thank you!
“Urgent Need” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 16″ x 20″ Limited edition of 300.
Five-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $40 each.
20% of profits from sales will be donated to the ACLU
Prints will be available February 15 in the online store.