Mother's Day Tulip Bunches
Mother's Day Tulip Bunches
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Limited edition of 150
16" x 24" image size
I’ve never been that involved in the political realm. Sure, back in my college days as an environmental science student I wrote some letters, and volunteered with several local groups to clean up this or that, but since then I haven’t really done all that much. After graduation things got complicated: I got married, my spouse was in graduate school, I made a career change and started a new business as a photographer, and we had a baby on the way. We were busy and there was always something I needed to do.
Looking at my upbringing and early life demographics (white, male, straight, farm kid, Tennessean, southern Baptist) you might not think “progressive”. But I had always seen myself as both “progressive” and a “good citizen”. I had dear friends of different races, religions, sexual orientations. I love people who are poor, rich, and everything in between, who are native to this country and from elsewhere. I paid my taxes, supported education and was against violence. I gave money to the Nature Conservancy, PBS, and NPR every year. I wrote about how important these issues were or how disgusted I was by violence or hate crimes on Facebook, but my action stopped there. I thought I was doing enough. Then something happened. It would be easy to point a finger at a single cause or recent politics, but that’s not really what tipped it for me. I realized that I wasn’t being the example as a father that I wanted to be. It dawned on me that the very thing I was telling my child that he should do, “don’t talk about what you are going to do, do it.” I wasn’t doing myself.
I believe we all want the same things: to be safe, to take care of those we love, and to be in good health. I’m asking for your help to be part of positive change.
The recent marches have been an amazing display of unity and solidarity, with millions coming together from different perspectives and with differing issues in mind. Some of you may be wondering what to do to keep the momentum going, or looking for ways to come together and continue to support each other. I am too. I may not be in a position right now to give a lot of money away to organizations doing great work, but I can donate my time and abilities to make art and essentially give it away to create a more substantial financial impact. So, I’m asking for your help. I want to sell you a really awesome fine art print at a dirt cheap price and give all my profits away to national organizations that will help support the momentum.
I’m offering up a 16” x 24” limited edition print of my image Purple Rose in Ice. The edition is limited to 150 and I will write a check for 100% of all profits (after printing and shipping costs) from the sale of this edition to help support the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Resources Defense Council. Normally for a print this size I would charge $150.00 but because I want to make this as accessible as I can, they are priced at only $50.00.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact page here on my website.
If we do this together, we can make a difference. Thank you.