Take these Seeds - Limited Edition Lino Print for Ukraine
On February 22nd Russia launched a large scale invasion of Ukraine. Two days later a Ukrainian woman bravely confronted a Russian soldier and said: "Take these seeds, and put them in your pocket so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here."
(See video of the interaction here: https://youtu.be/L17Bi7zBJHI)
This limited edition hand touched lino print by studio co-founder bekky O'Neil inspired by the national flower and hope for Ukraine's future is being sold to benefit those displaced by the invasion. 100% of your purchase will be donated to non profits working in the war zone.
The print will be made in an edition of 54, (three times chai, or 18, a powerful number in Judaism representing life) printed in water based inks and hand touched with acrylic gouache on 6"x12" watercolour paper.
bekky's grandparents, Bronia & Joseph Beker, were Holocaust survivors. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 their world was turned upside down. Borders changed after the war, and their hometown of Kozova, now in Ukraine, just a hundred kilometers from Lvov, is once again seeing the advancement of a warring nation. We may be an ocean away, but let us not forget how close we all are to history.