“Tear Flame” Available Thursday, January 11th @ 10 AM PST

January 09, 2024

This “Tear Flame” print is fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll share my thoughts. Our planet Earth is often called “Mother Earth” for reasons that seem obvious to me. Mothers are often the primary caregivers for children, and their beautiful love and nurturing are essential for a good life. This is not an endorsement of patriarchy but an acknowledgment of the disproportionate expectations for mothers. Props to all the dads who put in a ton of co-parenting work, but this print is more about the “Mother Earth” metaphor. When I was a kid, I was rebellious and defiant (and still am), and it didn’t really phase me when my parents yelled at me. However, when something I did brought my mom to tears, I felt real guilt. I knew my mom cared deeply and was wounded if she cried. We are wounding our collective Mother Earth, and the tears are obvious. This is a collective problem, even though some people and regions are more vulnerable than others in the short term. Eventually, it will compromise life for us all. To paraphrase Dr. Dre, “When you dis your mother, you dis yourself”! A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support their work to combat environmental destruction. Thanks for caring!

Tear Flame. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $60. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace USA. Available on Thursday, January 11th @ 10 AM PST at https://store.obeygiant.com. Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK orders under $160).⁣ ALL SALES FINAL.