Speak Softly


Speak softly and carry a big stick…

Theodore Roosevelt first used the phrase in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair on September 2, 1901, four days before the assassination of President William McKinley who died eight days later, which subsequently thrust Roosevelt into the presidency.

I’m all for diplomacy and talking things out, but if your a little guy sometimes you need a BIG STICK for back-up. 🙂

This little goldfinch obviously got the upperhand and stands triumphantly holding a blackbird feather in his beak.

This piece is a 6 color reduction linocut printed on a beautiful BFK Heavy tan printmaking paper. The layering process of the colors adds dimension and texture.

This artwork will arrive already matted in a neutral color archival quality mat and is ready for any 11″ x 14″ frame.

Image size: 4.5″ x 7″
Frame size: 11″ x 14″


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