As its Budget Day I thought it appropriate to post and explain my ‘Love From Above’ print. This print looks at how Tax benefits the two biggest drug barons in our country – The Government and The Monarchy
This piece of work focuses, references and contains symbolism relating to the hypocrisy of the governments policies and handling of taxation on cigarettes/alcohol, the recently appointed smoking laws, the availability of medicinal drugs to treat smoking related diseases and conditions, and its policies on illegal drugs. It looks at the hierarchy of those who benefit and those who suffer within society, whilst remembering both sides of the argument for and against the taxation of medicinal drugs both legal and illegal.
“J Dilla – Love” was my entry to the Official J Dilla Tribute Art Contest. I have since put this to print for DILLA a Tribute/Benefit night on Friday 3rd Feb 2012 in Liverpool. Contribute to the legacy of J Dilla & help raise money for the J Dilla Foundation.
“J Dilla – Love” limited edition A3 (30x42cms) signed tribute screen print (50/50) BUY HERE! Available on the night and in store at Ran – Bold St Liverpool & Lost Art – Bold St Liverpool with proceeds donated to the J Dilla Foundation.
PRICE: £15 online, on the night and in store through Liverpool outlets (cash only) until 03/02/11 – £20 there after (So come on Ladies if your ‘Home Boy’ is into Hip Hop show your ‘Love’ this Valentines Day and support a good cause in the process!)
Hand pulled onto Canford Dreadnought Grey 300gsm Acid free paper using traditional screen printing techniques.
Contribute to the legacy of J Dilla & help raise money for the J Dilla Foundation.
Photography from recent studio time has now been uploaded to my Flickr Archive page.
The Competition: Okay so it isn’t really a competition, it’s more a case of me asking you the online community to do me a huge favour and help me out, in return I will give you a set of prints as a token of my appreciation.
Ok so this is how it goes – Have you got Traffic? Have you got Followers? Are you a Blogger? A Tweeter? Facebooker? A Creative Image Bookmarker? Writer? Magazine Editor? Got a FFFound or NOTCOT.org Account or know someone who has? Do you DIGG? Do you know someone who owns a Shop or Gallery that is willing to stock my prints? Know someone who needs an Illustrator? You get the picture, I’m online begging…I need exposure!
1. Simply post one of the images included in this post (or all 5 if you are feeling really generous) along with the hyperlink to my Online Shop. Bonus points if you write something about me or my work (copy and paste from my description would be the easiest way)
2. Send me hyperlinks to your posts so I can monitor your endevours (or send me contact details of people who may be able to help me)
3. I will post the results to the top 5 beavers/helpers/brothers & sisters weekly via the comments box below.
The Winner: will be the person who post’s the images supplied along with the hyperlink to my shop to the most relevant website which also gets me the most hits and sales via referrals.
Closing Date: August 10th.
I understand It’s a big ask but if you don’t ask you don’t get, even the smallest efforts will be much appreciated and will not be forgotten.
There will also be runners up prizes of prints for those of you that really catch my imagination, are helpful, friendly, supportive and generally kind…
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Images to Post:
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