This Land is Your Land

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This Land is Your Land Print

Year: 2012
Run Size: 450
Part of Set: Americana
Size: 18x24
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print
Release Date: 09/20/2012

The first 200 prints in the run were sold as part of the Americana box set; the remainder were sold on on the date noted. Please see the wiki entry for the box set for more details and links to all 13 prints.


As some people may know, I'm an advocate of immigration policy reform. The United States is a relatively new country that was founded by immigrants and for years welcomed immigrants. When creating the art inspired by Neil Young's cover of Woody Guthrie's song "This Land Is Your Land" I wanted to comment on the current attitudes toward immigration and highlight a lost verse from the song. That verse goes:

As I went walkin' I saw a sign there And on the sign it said "No Trespassing" But on the other side it didn't say nothing That side was made for you and me

There is humor and profound commentary in that verse. Woody Guthrie was a champion of the the least powerful people in society and pointed out class inequality and abuse of power. Some people called Guthrie "socialist", I call him compassionate.


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