For $65 (FOR A LIMITED TIME) get a signed and numbered hand-screened print (limited edition of only 500!) of noted rock poster artist Gary Houston's "Man As Caretaker". Gary's work has been used by bands such as Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule, The String Cheese Incident, moe., and many others.
This unique piece (approx. 26" x 11") is printed on 25% hemp / 75% post-consumer waste paper.
"The image for this print portrays an ideal, rather than the way things are. The image is a totem pole, with the sun on top, a raven below, standing on a bear, who is holding a salmon. Man is seen at the bottom of the pole, supporting the weight. The sun, with an eagle on its forehead, is looking down and giving a blessing to what is below.
I chose to create this image in a stylized Northwest Coast Indian graphic form for several reasons. The first being that I am very attracted to the forms because of their graphic quality. Also, this design has the ability to build a narrative with semi-stylized, abstract forms and shapes. Finally, the subject has a very spiritual link.
This image was made with all hand-cut films, using one for each color. A master drawing was done, and then each plate, or separation, was cut out on a light table. The paper stock was a dream to print on, and the relationship between the paper and ink works very well.
It was a great pleasure to be involved in this project, and to do a loose collaboration with the likes of Emek and Jeff Wood."
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