This is my work and means a lot to me.
This painting is based on a photo by my very talented friend Bill Livingston. The photo was taken on one of the first days of the Black Lives Matter protests at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, just three blocks from my home.
I paint what moves me, and there's something about this protestor standing up and putting the message on her cloak that is just powerful. This was early in the protests, when the police were lashing out at the protestors, so just standing there is an act of courage. You can't hide if your message is on your back.
The print itself is beautiful.
I printed this by hand on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/mA Paperusing a top-of-the-line Epson printer with archival pigment inks that is rated for 200+years.
It's uncanny how accurately the print captures the original. I think most people expect a print to be more like a poster. In this case, it's a faithful representation of the art, with subtle layering of color. The paper itself has a soft texture, and the effect is stunning.
I am so excited to be able to offer this level of quality at a reasonable price. Everyone who has seen the prints is blown away. I want this to be a heirloom for you.
It fits a standard frame.
You will receive a 20” x 16” signed print. The image size is 14”x 10” with a 3" border on each side so it fits in a standard frame.
I am only printing 100.
Each one is signed and numbered by me. There is a long tradition of printmaking in the art world, and this is an opportunity to purchase directly from the artist.
Limited edition prints of this quality typically cost $150 or much more.
Because I paint, scan, print, market, and ship these myself, I can keep the costs down. I'm not doing this to make money. My goal is to make great art and get it into the hands of collectors who will really appreciate it.