William T. Wiley’s plea to environmentalism, depicting two totemic items: a stave and a torch-like wand, both heavily enriched with the written word, a heart, and an eye. Since the mid-1960s Wiley has laid bare the lies and deceptions behind environmental catastrophes and other issues of the world.
This is a deeply impressed intaglio print, restrained to the top half of a field of beautiful Arches paper.
A second-state impression is held by the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.
An early acquisition by the Principal Financial Group, a longstanding supporter of the arts which created a corporate art collection in 1985. Bearing the property sticker of the Principal on the bottom edge of the frame.