Inspired by The Ghost Camera story from his novel All that remains, Viva!'s own Philip McCulloch-Downs has created a painting that draws together many strands of meaning in one single image. "I originally wrote this story as a response to the work of the campaigners at Viva!," says Philip, "and then a friend introduced me to the work of the Animal Rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Her powerful images perfectly complimented my fictional story, so I asked permission to use some of them on the canvas I had planned, as well as a portrait of her, if possible. I was incredibly flattered when she agreed, and Jo has wholeheartedly supported both my art and writing ever since. My title The Ghost Camera was later mirrored, completely coincidentally, in the title of an award-winning documentary about Jo-Anne's work, The Ghosts In Our Machine by Liz Marshall, which made the nature of this project feel even more poetically right!" The mixture of inspiration, sadness and anger that lies behind this unique image has resulted in a novel, a beautiful song, two short videos, a painting that has been seen by over 34 000 people on social media, and now this Fine Art print, signed by the artist. (Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G-4pl0GJdo&index=3&list=PL5FAZVt2lrg_zq... Painting:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5gYvfoeVzM) Available as a Limited Edition of 250, printed on highest quality 380gsm Giclee Paper, and printed within a white border on paper sized at 32cms x 45cms (ready to fit standard Ikea frame sizes 40x50 with a mount, or 30x40 without a mount). The price includes postage (shipped in a sturdy postal tube and wrapped in acid free art paper). If you are ordering from outside the UK, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a postage quote.
Jo-Anne McArthur's book 'We animals' is available to buy here: http://www.vivashop.org.uk/books/we-animals The book that 'The Ghost Camera' is taken from is available to buy here: http://www.vivashop.org.uk/books/all-remains The 'Ghosts in our machine' DVD is available to buy here: http://www.vivashop.org.uk/ghosts-in-our-machine-dvd