Serio Press x Elena Stonaker to help support Standing Rock

Serio Press in collaboration with Elena Stonaker present two new prints available now in our Shop.
One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council to provide necessary care for the heroic water protectors—an especially important task given the approaching winter and the increase in violent attacks by the authorities.

The Water Protectors
11″ x 14″
1 Color Serigraph
Coventry Rag 290 gsm
Straight Cut Edges
Regular Edition of 45
Hand Painted Edition of 8
(each hand painted print is unique)

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A Thousand Prayers for Standing Rock
11″ x 14″
2 Color Serigraph
Coventry Rag 290 gsm
Straight Cut Edges
Regular Edition of 45
Hand Painted Edition of 8
(each hand painted print is unique)

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Hello friends,

As we enter this holiday season, like most of us, I am left extremely rattled by the events unfolding in our immediate surroundings as well as across the world. Socially, politically, environmentally. Things that have been bubbling deep down at the bottom of our antiquated structures and subconscious are now boiling over. There’s no more looking away. The stench is unbearable…the sights are horrifying…things are not ok.

As I have followed the events at Standing Rock unfold over the last couple of months, I have experienced a dichotomy of feelings: on one side I am enraged, disgusted and deeply broken hearted. I have felt powerless to help as I watch footage of the armed police shooting rubber bullets, freezing water, pepper spray, etc. into crowds of peaceful water protectors (crowds that include elders and children). They stand together to protect their water and their sacred ancestral land—this time under threat by an oil pipeline.

But I choose to feed the other side of my emotions: the one that is inspired and excited to see people from all over coming together to support these inalienable human and earth rights. Although the mainstream continues to hide and alter the news sources in the favor of the oppressors, the grassroots community is growing in momentum and strength. It is creating an opportunity for us to help one another and forge the changes we desperately need—one small step at a time.

It is in this spirit that I would like to offer to you, in lieu of Black Friday and holiday shopping, two very special new prints in collaboration with the great folks at Serio Press. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Standing Rock Medic and Healing Council to provide necessary care for the heroic water protectors—an especially important task given the approaching winter and the increase in violent attacks by the authorities.

Instead of burying ourselves back under the covers for the winter, let’s use this time as an invitation to empower ourselves, to come together, to re-imagine the structures of things from the bottom up. It’s time to wake up, to transmute the energy of oppression, fear and greed into active kindness, generosity, and healing.

Please be conscious of the power you wield with your wallet. You are more powerful than you know. We can do this together.

Sending love,

Elena

elenastonaker.com
@elenastonaker

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