"Know that creative solutions come from new connections." Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly

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"When I think about creating art, I always see it as a solitary process. Something that is solely between the creator and the created; a relationship that requires itself to be detached from anything else in your life. However, in order to create, you need the drive and you need the inspiration. I don't think there is anything more important than these two things, and in order to obtain them, it is crucial to have a growing community. To become a better artist, you have to surround yourself with new and stimulating things so that your creativity can build, just like exercising a muscle. I would have never accomplished half the things I have today with my art if it weren't for constantly meeting new like-minded people that are intimidatingly talented at their craft. People in this field really underestimate the importance of meeting face to face with other artists, art directors, designers, etc. My initial idea for the quote was sheep. I imagined an ornate wool dress could serve as the 'creative solution' and the numerous sheep's wool would be the 'connections'. After the sketch stage I came up with the idea of something along the lines as a reverse prism, where a rainbow of different fibers would be turned into a single, gleaming-white thread. I drew up the final image on BFK Rives with graphite, scanned it, and did all the coloring digitally on my tablet. All of the sheep are purely digital, while the woman is a little more traditionally drawn." -Sam

Sam is a New York based illustrator whose work has exhibited at Gallery Nucleus, Spoke Art Gallery, Bluecanvas, Bold Hype Gallery, Gorker Gallery, The Red Gallery, Beyond Eden Art Fair. His clients include Playboy Magazine, Penguin Books, Sundance Film Festival, Hasbro, Magic: The Gathering, Evil Ink Comics, Virginia Living, Bitch Magazine, Colors Magazine, and SCAD.

Posters are 16" by 20" Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-natural. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail.

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