My main concern is to see, in a manner as unbiased and thorough as I find possible, the human psyche and the world this psyche generates and sustains, and art and writing are the means through which I attempt to communicate what is there to be seen. It is quite difficult to gain independence from predetermined, ideologically conditioned forms of seeing oneself (the self) and the world. The psychological and social blocks to independent awareness are multiple and interconnected, and one of the most critical of these blocks is economic. It is nearly impossible to earn one’s keep when the service rendered is identified as going against the grain of cultural tradition and the ingrained impulse to gain personal security and social status. I have somehow managed to keep earning this independence for over two decades, even as the world becomes more and more divided along political, religious, and economic lines. And for this I have many people to thank. Your purchases and ocassional donations have kept alive the artistic and publishing work I do, and I can only hope that the same curiosity and generosity will sustain this endeavor in the future.
The price range is wide with printed books and small, original (but unframed), paintings or prints costing between 30 and 150 US dollars, at the lower end. The prices for the more expensive paintings and stone poems, and the hand-bound books, appear next to each item. (If you find that this is not the case, it is because I still have not gotten this pricing task done, so, receive my apologies and please send me a note inquiring about the cost of the item that has caught you eye). Prices for lower- or regularly priced items appear below. All remote purchases will be transacted by means of checks and money orders. As soon as your paper clears, your piece is shipped. If dissatisfied with your purchase, you have 15 days to return it for a full refund. All prices are in US dollars.
I am open to negotiate payment plans and in some instances willing to negotiate the price of a piece. If you love something that I offer but cannot afford the full price, let me know a bit about you and your situation and we'll take it from there. You can write to me here.
Photographic prints and prints from Sumi ink paintings on glass
40" print mounted on a rigid substrate and minimally framed in black painted oak. Ready to hang. 350.00 (200.00, for the print alone)
24" print mounted on a rigid substrate and minimally framed in black painted oak. Ready to hang. 150.00 (100.00, for the print alone)
Image printed on 8.5 x 11" paper and sent in an envelope with protective backing. 50.00
Small and unframed acrylic and Sumi ink paintings on paper
Ink paintings on paper measuring around 5 x 7" 50.00
Ink paintings on paper measuring around 8 x 10" 75.00
Ink paintings on paper measuring around 10 x 16" 150.00
An estimate of the cost of packing and shipping will be added to these prices and promptly communicated.
All gifts of money are welcomed, no matter how small. Regular gift provided during a specified period of time (let us say $50.00 or 100.00 per month for a year) are especially appreciated, for they provide a significant measure of stability to this small and vulnerable enterprise. Contact me here.