CC Note

A note about my downloads

Creative Commons License
All the content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

What this means for you is that you may download, distribute, use enjoy, print, share, and remix my work as you please. But you may not do so for commercial means, and you must attribute my image to me.

I am doing this because I consider my art to be the file that I create on my computer. I experience it by zooming in, scrolling around and exploring every detail on the screen. I want you to be able to do the same thing. When I have a gallery show, I am selling copies of the work on paper, something you can take home and admire, something to attribute value to. But the file is free, free for me to make, and free to copy over and over, and now, free to print out yourself.

The idea comes from Cory Doctorow. Here’s a quote from his site:

I believe that we live in an era where anything that can be expressed as bits will be. I believe that bits exist to be copied. Therefore, I believe that any business-model that depends on your bits not being copied is just dumb, and that lawmakers who try to prop these up are like governments that sink fortunes into protecting people who insist on living on the sides of active volcanoes. Me, I’m looking to find ways to use copying to make more money and it’s working: enlisting my readers as evangelists for my work and giving them free ebooks to distribute sells more books. As Tim O’Reilly says, my problem isn’t piracy, it’s obscurity. Best of all, giving away ebooks gives me lots of key insights into how to make money without restricting the copying of bits. It’s a win-win situation.

My business model will be selling signed, color-corrected, limited edition prints from my fine art printer in Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia. Please contact me if you are interested. A full-fledged store is in order soon.

So please, download a file, make it your desktop, use it to decorate your room, share with all your friends, and if you dig my work, tell me so.