Deep Rooted Truths
Deep Rooted Truths
Medium: This is a print reproduction of a hand illustrated, mixed media Jay Original.
Archival 36” x 48”
Canvas 24” x 36”
Somerset 18” x 24”
Cardstock 11” x 14”
Inspiration: The story of being human entails the story of the universe, the earth, the single-celled life forms that burgeoned in the primordial soup, the dinosaurs, the mass extinctions, all the way to the dwindling count of rhinos, tigers and tuna in the present day. We are all-encompassing, for within us we hold all the problems, all the solutions and all of life, we are not separate from any of it, and every time we destroy something we deem discrete from us, we only end up killing a part of ourselves. By denying the parts of us that thrive outside our physical form as living markers of our own evolutionary and biological development, we are failing to acknowledge our own lineage and story. By depriving other life forms their right to exist we ultimately unravel our future in a blood bath. If we need science, religious texts, and/or pie charts to educate us in the ways of coexistence, then we are not as intelligent as we pride ourselves to be. Life matters irrespective of the form it has found expression in, and life should be treated with respect, compassion, and gratitude. We are LIFE, everything we consider external to us, is an inherent part of our collective, human history, these animals that we are slaughtering for myopic gain, is what it took for us to get to our upright stance. To dismiss our genetic ancestry, by not affording them the same rights and freedoms to flourish on earth, is to our detriment. It is imperative we acknowledge our past, by giving it the space to exist in the present.
All of Jay's prints run the same edition size and cost the same. If sold at higher value, the entire sum of additional profits need to be directed to conservation.
All Limited Edition prints are produced using dispersion inks on the highest quality archival paper at a premium facility.