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Generosity, the Gifts, Supporting Living Artists and Making a Purchase

When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds, the dog. You aren’t just buying a thing. You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into the living.
Rebekah Joy Plett

These are gifts, they were given to me to share, and the sharing creates a good connection

My work, as print, map, performance, broadside or book, arises as a gift from the experience of a real place as the Other, the Beloved, joyful in deLight and Livingness.
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I offer these works not as objects but as they represent a living exchange of generosity and connectedness ... a disolving of boundaries.

So this is what generosity does. It makes your mind more spacious and creates good connection with the people around you. It dissolves the boundaries that otherwise would keep the happiness from spreading around.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
A print is just an object; a quality sheet of rag paper with ink on it. Of what value is it now; the paper is ruined after all‽ The value comes from it being a gift. Placing a arbitrary monetary value on this work and making an exchange in the form of an object is one way but not the only way to make an exchange. I would prefer it being offered as it came to me, as a gift. Your interest in a work of mine is best exchanged in this way; in the manner of gift giving, as generosity, as a generosity that seeks to disolve the boundaries between us. You are supporting a living artist and voice in the community, and my work brings value to your living-space with deLight and Joy.
Steven R Holloway

Generosity, Gifts and Property

It is the assumption of this book that a work of art is a gift, not a commodity. Or, to state the modern case with more precision, that works of art exist simultaneously in two "economics," a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift there is no art.
Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
The Gift
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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property by Lewis Hyde, 1983
Hyde’s amazing and insightful work, now a modern classic, was published in 1983 in a hardbound edition and reissued as a paperback edition from Vintage Books with a new subtitle: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. This book will change your understanding of the role and presence of the artist, teacher and art in the world. I highly recommend that you take the time to read the Introduction or better yet the Book itself.

My work, as print, map, performance, broadside or book, arises as a gift from the experience of a real place as the Other, the Beloved, joyful in deLight and Livingness.

The cost of these maps & prints is up to you, select the pricing method you are comfortable with; Generosity or Living Wage.

  • Living Wage Pricing :: Sometimes it is easist to know a fixed price. I base this on receiving a living wage for my time and expenses. Determine the edition you would like, and together we will select your print. Editioned prints are available unframed for $900 +S/H. This exchange becomes a connection of sharing and Joy.
  • Generosity Pricing :: It’s easy. Determine what you can afford and would like to offer, the edition you would like, and together we will select your print and discuss. In addition to this amount a materials fee of $100 +S/H is added that represents my outlay of costs in the making the print (paper, ink, proofing sheets, matrix, press time). This exchange becomes a connection of sharing and Joy.

Connect with me; call, visit, send me an eMail or text. Ask questions about the piece you are interested in. Ask about pricing and where you can see a work of mine. What is your preferred method of payment; check, cash, PayPal or time-options. Don’t feel shy about discussing the different purchasing options; Generosity or Living Wage. Send me an eMail to receive my phone/text and personal eMail address.

I deLIGHT in sharing these gifts and the connectedness it brings. Steven

Your limited edition print, map, signed broadside or artist book.


Russell Chatham’s “Winter Above Deep Creek The Making of a Lithograph” is an excellent look at the process of making a multi-matrix lithograph from the initial inspiration at his cabin on Deep Creek in Paradise Valley to the making, the printing, the gallery showing and the receiving by the purchaser.



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Prints are signed, stamped from toMAKE™ Press, (my right hand image) and numbered to indicate the size of the edition. Many of the prints are E.V. (Edition Varies) so it is best if you can select your print in person or speak to me regarding your preference. Variations are slight and often not noticeable. Edition sizes are small; between 5 and 15.


Edition Documentation
Each print is accompanied with a sheet indicating the matrices used, the inks, papers, size of the run, and if the print is a part of a series or map. The nature and size of the edition, e.g. E/V 1/12-12/12 T/P A/P etc.


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It is important for you to select a quality frame and matte for your print. And this makes the print yours. I am happy to make suggestions but the choice is yours. This ensures that the print will be well cared for and undamaged from light and nicks.


Newly released and editioned

A suite of two original maps about the Crown of the Continent, Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park

“The Way Across” (can soon be viewed at the Runners Edge in Missoula Montana) ….. and the companion print “Generosity.”
  • the Way Across
  • Generosity
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A suite of two original maps about the Headwaters of the Missouri River, Three Forks Montana

“Coming Together I”….. and the companion print “Coming Together II.”
  • Coming Together I
  • Coming Together II
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Right MAP Making :: Five Ways to Make Maps for a Future to be Possible.

The Right MAP Making broadside is available both signed and unsigned. Signed work supports toMAKE™ and the artist. Unsigned work covers the costs of printing. The PDF files are offered free of charge for your use. Please consider making a financial donation, a.k.a. gift.
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“Right MAP Making: Five Ways to MAKE MAPs For a Future To Be Possible” is a 21.5” by 14.5” two-colour letterpress broadside on Somerset Velvet Antique white, printed in a run of 360, copyright by Steven R Holloway and designed & produced by toMake Press. It is intended to articulate the fundamental principles of ethical conduct in mapping & maps and to stimulate “right action.” Set in Operina and Dante and printed in a first edition in the shop of Peter Koch, Printers on the occasion of the 2007 Pecha Kucha of the North American Cartographic Information Society during which 200 copies were distributed on October 12th 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Forty letterpress copies are reserved as a signed and numbered edition by the author and available online from toMake Press for a donation. A donation of dana or generosity is requested. These copies are intended to support the work of the artist, author and printer. Shipped domestic USPS Priority in a tube.

The broadside is also available without charge as a downloadable PDF.
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