Miracle Fish, by Lizzy House.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Farm Sanctuary.
Lizzy House is a printmaker, textile designer, and illustrator. Armed with a BFA in Printmaking, she travels the world in search of inspiration.
A born go-getter, Lizzy was the youngest designer in the textile industry when she began four years ago. She is thrilled to be working with The Working Proof.
When she isn't printing or designing fabric, or sleeping on an airplane, she is probably planning a party or writing a list. If neither of those is underway, she is probably tying a bow on something and/or someone.
About the print:
The original Miracle Fish artwork was created as a monotype, and was printed using nearly 400 paper fish that were cut out by hand. The idea behind the piece is that we each count. No matter what, someone cut each of us out, and whether we are in the background or the forefront, we individually matter. Sometimes we get lost, but no matter what, the value of the fact that you ARE, and that you somehow CAME TO BE, matters. Find yourself and make it count.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.
What has inspired you recently?
I've actually been very inspired by the idea of creating strictly from what you already possess. Whether it be an idea that you have already had, or materials that you have saved up...I really like the idea of being forced to dig deeper within very limited constraints.
Why did you choose to pair Farm Sanctuary with your print?
I chose to pair my print with Farm Sanctuary, because I believe that we as human beings have an obligation and a stewardship to the animals on this earth. By factory farming to feed our ever-increasing appetite, and our crazy need to have the same hamburger everywhere on the planet, we are extorting the lives of these animals. I choose to support humane growers in their efforts to protect the lives of these animals, as well as their charge to educate the public and future growers.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
I just moved, and I felt like I was hanging out in a random place until I took the time to get the art work that I have collected onto my walls. It's my home now!
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
Charley Harper. I have seen time and time again that independent of one another (obviously) we come to the same conclusions, which leads me to believe that he and I process things in a similar way. I think that not only would we have a good understanding of one another, but I would love to learn to refine and simplify my work as impressively as he does.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?
I try to stick with myself to stay fresh, but it brings me great joy to see the work of: Bombo!, Dan Stiles, Jon Klassen, and many more.