LibertyTearsCloseLiberty Tears is my response to the current state of democracy. I’m saddened by the current low ebb in the political arena. This is the very first time I have been moved to express my feelings about what is going on out there, away from the personal focus where most of my work originates. I made a decision early in my life to leave what I saw as an oppressive past, the baggage of my parents generation – and came to North America, in no small part because of the promise engraved at the base of this statue. Before printing this image on the larger paper I normally use, I’d thought this would be a good way to share what letterpress printing is all about – by making a coaster set. Well, here it is! So lets all wake up, realize that we have a part to play in saving and re-invigorating democracy in a way that includes us, before it is too late. LibertyYearsOffPressThe eight coaster set is $20, and you are supporting the freedom of the press in the most direct way possible: By supporting an independent artist and printer!

Here is the coaster right on the hundred year old press I use to print my work.