They say the view never changes unless you’re in first place.
Hard at work on issue #2 of San Gwynn. Check out my Instagram to see pics of my progress…
— Clayton Hollifield (@clayholio) March 11, 2016
Let’s kick it! Here’s a new piece, done for the Leftovers VI print exchange. If you’ve never heard of it, or of print exchanges in general, take a minute or two to follow the link and see what this is all about.
It’s called “Flint, MI, USA,” is 4″ x 6″, and is an intaglio print. Long story short, among the things that this print exchange does involves a charity auction to benefit a food bank in Boise, Idaho. It’s not really required that the print be on that topic, but with the recent drinking water controversy in Flint, it seemed like an apropos topic. The idea that we have hungry people, or people who have poisoned drinking water in the USA is absurd, and the result of malicious behavior. There is more than enough to go around, and we don’t make sure that it actually does, and people suffer because of that. Absurd.
Anyhow, the mechanics of the print exchange involve sending out an edition of 15, 12 of which are sent back to participating artists (of which there’s something like 150 in this particular one). One is for exhibition (international, even!), one is for the charity auction, and the other must be for the organizer’s personal collection, which must be staggeringly awesome by now!
So, if you like this print, you should know that there’s only two ways to get one. You probably aren’t one of the participating artists in the exchange, and even if you were, it would be a crapshoot as to which prints you’ll receive out of the entirety of the exchange, so I’m not even counting that. Otherwise, you can head to Boise for the auction, or I have this one artist proof left over. If you really like this one, shoot me an e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org), or get thee to Idaho.