3/31/20 : Samaritan Press is still open and accepting orders. There are currently no problems with USPS Doemestic or International shipping. Thanks. DV
The SEER is a personal deity I created some years back. It is a meditation on the question of earthly identity and persona, the seer and the seen.
When this version of the SEER emerged it immediately felt like a protective spirit, a tribute to past and present experience and the need to sever oneself in order to see things as they are, to face the present with fierce determination.
We are entities swathed in swirling decoration, experiential baggage, and emotional scars. When we can step away from this earthly body and see through the mask who is having the experience? When seemingly insurmountable obstacles present themselves how can we witness and proceed?
I channel the question through visual art. It’s a vital function and blessing I’ve cherished for my entire life. When the spirit feels untethered...turn within and create.
24 x 36"
5 color screen print
We've printed 4 different versions.
Blackline and four colors are all the same.The gold and silver metallics are swapped out as well as paper type.
Each version is numbered separately and signed.
Published in conjunction with my friends Broken Press, Seattle.
Inspiration~ Spiritual death / Rebirth / Genesis P-Orridge / the Durga / Advaita / the Simbi
I do not presume anyone, even my most devoted supporters, will feel secure in purchasing art.
While I possess a deep trust in art itself, the value placed on it by the small (and shrinking) segment of society who actively support artists is (understandably) in question.
I have been a fervent, struggling, highly determined artist (with no “day job” ) for many years and, like many of my peers, the future path seems to be very hazy. Any income, no matter how small, at this point is crucial.
I’m offering some new items and updated pricing detailed on the front page.
I hope we can all artists and supporters alike will be able to adapt to this this changing paradigm.
Thank you /// DV
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a featherbed.” ~Terence McKenna