Hand Burnished Woodblock Print.
Archival Oil Based Inks.
Awagami Mulberry Paper.
10" x 22".
Edition of 57 Signed and Numbered.
Quatrain XXVI :
Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise to talk;
One thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.
This print is an adaptation of an illustration from The Illustrated Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the First edition which was translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Published in 1913, and illustrated by Edmund J Sullivan.
All proceeds from this print will be donated to an organization that I love to support as they are doing some of the most important work around. Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) was founded 35 years ago and is the largest and longest serving homeless emergency shelter provider in Arizona. The adult and family shelters operate at full capacity 24/7, 365 days of the year. Serving the entire Phoenix metropolitan area, CASS is a regional solution to homelessness, working to fill service gaps and help thousands of people transform their lives, get a roof over their head, a job, and a chance at a new life.