An Affordable Work Of Art That Helps The Kids

Susannah Breslin / October 21, 2009

I’m thinking about buying this beautiful piece, Burden, by Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn. The original was done in concentrated ink on watercolor paper, and the matte giclee print is a brilliant reproduction. As for the subject: a woman holding a tower of chairs on her back. The description of the piece reads, “Chairs are really meant for resting in, yet she carries them — indicating a juxtaposition of roles. Sometimes it seems that we create our own burdens in life.” The 11″ x 14″ piece is only $45, and 15 percent of the gross sales go to the Kids in Need Foundation, which provides schoolchildren in need with free school supplies. [Working Proof via NOTCOT]