Artist: Lydia Emily
Medium: Handpainted on screen print, UV protected
Date created: 2012
Dimensions: Height 20 in., Width 36 3/4 in.
Shipping: Ships in tube (small charge)
Framed: No; standard print border included in dimensions
Price: $165.00 unframed
Price: $450.00 framed
About the work: Carve was among the works exhibited at The Karma Underground charity art show Sept. 21, 2012 in downtown L.A., which raised over $10k for the people of Tibet. Lydia Emily founded and operates the charity, which has this amazing truism: “Art can do more than just hang: it can help.” The original work is an oil painting with a background collage made of Sunday New York Times clippings. This print is an edition of 50, of which ten are remaining.
About the artist: Lydia Emily is a fine artist, street artist and activist. She has been a formal painter for 20 years. As the daughter of a civil rights protester, activism runs in her blood. Her activism comes from her life-long desire to bring fire to the people whether the galleries will hold her or not. She makes art because she believes that being in the public eye comes with a profound social responsibility, a duty to stand up and speak out, whether that means blowing the whistle on our country’s treatment of political prisoners or casting a discerning eye at a gutless administration. Lydia Emily currently lives with her two children and private zoo of shelter animals.