A Free Print for my blog readers

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Happy New Year everyone. I hope you had a good Christmas, and I apologise for not posting more regularly.

To make up for it, I’m going to start the year by offering some free artwork.

It’s a print of my most well-known and well-liked piece of work, called “Man of Sorrows”

Here’s the link.

There’s no catch. Just download it, and print it off.

Or turn it a postcard or a mugs or a t-shirt, or use it in a powerpoint presentation. Do what ever you want with it, as long as it’s for personal use. (I mean: no sneaky making money directly from it. That wouldn’t be fair now would it? I’ve just given it to you for free. Thanks 🙂 ).

The best thing I can suggest is that you take it to a printshop, and get them to print it (best size at A4 but no more than A3), then buy a nice frame for it, and put it on your wall.

Why am I doing this? As I said before. I’d far rather you had a piece of my work than not be able to afford one.

I want you to be able to have this in your space if you want it, and for it to move you, like it has moved me.

I made the work but it forced me to think about poverty and spirituality, and where those things can be found. It sat in my thoughts even when I wasn’t looking at it, a changed the atmosphere of every room I hung it in for the better. It made me think about transcendence and immanence, about art and life, and about sacred and profanity, and what am I doing about those things?

I guess that’s more important to me than being paid for the original. If you want to buy the original, then that’s a different story, but this is about the best quality photo I have of it, and I think it will give you all the things it gave me and a whole lot of other things that are specific to you.

Have a good 2009.

6 Responses to A Free Print for my blog readers

  1. Nico Yates says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR. CHeers for the print, it will go nicely next to the other piece i bought from you years ago,of a similar style. Hope this year will be good for you and your forever growing family,
    nico

  2. Mark says:

    I do want to buy the original but my poverty prevents me from doing so -) Thanks for the print and hope to see you soon ….. Happy new year to all the family …Mark

  3. artbizness says:

    To your very good health, gentlemen. Enjoy the print.

  4. sjmueller says:

    Hi Michael,
    Very kind of you, thanks! Found you thru youtube, your blog has interesting content and I will return.

    serra

  5. thepriesthood says:

    Michael, much thanks for the image–i’m using it in a liturgy of lament, creating a vid with Crowder’s O God Where are You Now and using three images of “Man of Sorrows” from ancient to pre-modern to post-modern. i really dig the image.

  6. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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