Tim Doyle here.
A few days ago, I was contacted by the very nice Alison Fujimoto. Alison’s husband, Jonathan was diagnosed over the Summer with Stage 4 rectal cancer. He’s been unable to work, and she is currently enrolled in a Master’s program for Public Administration, so obviously they’ve been living on credit and luck. Recently, Alison has been contacting a few artists in the silkscreen poster community to see if they would be able to donate pieces that she could auction off to help off-set the staggering hospital bills that have been accumulating.
I’ve never met Alison, and most likely never will. I don’t know her, but she is a person in need. And that’s all that matters. 2013 has been very, very good to me and my family- while at the same time being very cruel to so many others. I want to pass on my good fortune to her and help out. And to do so, I am donating 100% of my cut of my print sales from the recent ‘Evolution’ exhibition in Chicago to Alison. I’ve instructed Brian Merel of the Merel Gallery that when the show closes, whatever funds that would have been going to me- to pass those on to Alison instead, in the form of a check.
The prints at the show include the above image, and the two below-
So visit the Merel Gallery Website HERE and pick those prints up- get some good art and help out a good family in need.
Also- for the remainder of the year (through December 31st at midnight Central Time) 50% of all sales of my prints on the Nakatomi Site will also be donated to Alison. That means all the prints in the DOYLE SECTION HERE.
If you want to make a donation, but don’t like my art (that’s okay, really) you can do that directly HERE, on Alison’s GoFundMe page.
I’m not going to lecture in detail on the unfairness of our Health Care system here in the US, or how medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcies any more than I just did in this sentence. But what I will say is- if you’ve had a good year, good fortune, or just want to pick up some art and feel good about it at the same time, buy something or donate directly.
There’s a lot more info on Alison’s gofundme page, do check it out.