If you are a billionaire or know one who might like to hear from me, it would be nice to hear from you.
Here is the letter and artwork.
My name is Oscar Finch and you probably don't know me.
(Although if you've ever walked around the city you may have passed me hidden in plain sight capturing unnoticed people and imagining their tales - because I'm an artist).
Why am I writing?
Attached to this note is a gift from me to you. And I want nothing in return. Nothing.
(I imagine as a wealthy person you're forever asked for things).
I'm guessing that when you can afford to buy anything it means you know (unlike most of us) that things don't make us happy.
That's why I've given you this gift because it's something money alone can't buy. It's difficult putting into words so I tried putting into imaginary tales of real ordinary people I've seen.
My work imagines people doing small things to make their world a little more magical.
I'd love to know if my imaginary tales could be true if someone with means tried to bring them to life.
I'd love to hear how it goes if you try.
(If you'd like a copy of this print for yourself I'd love to share it with you, just go here).
If you’ve been following along I’m on a quest for more humans to see my work (a million), more to care and more to give me money ($1 million) in return for it (before New Year’s Eve 2016).
All this of course requires outlandish audacity and imagination but that’s what it takes to change the world (a little).
Next I turn my attention to something even more outlandishly audacious...
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These are the most common questions asked of Oscar.
● Why are your products so special?
Many products (including wall art and t-shirts) are made by combining stock art (you know, images you can buy on used on bad advertisements) to make pretty patterns that don't mean a lot.
Oscar’s works are original and interesting - all designed and crafted using his own hands onto real paper with his imagination, real pencils and ink. That’s what makes each piece like nothing else in the world.
● What are the prints made of? Why are they such quality?
Each piece is printed onto the finest museum grade paper. Oscar chooses the Hahnemuhle brand because it feels and looks superb (if you’re interested it’s acid free and calcium carbonate buffered) plus it can last longer than 100 years!
The inking process is called giclée printing and is a high-quality way of getting ink onto the best paper.
● Which size is right for me? A few helpful things to consider:
A4 is small and good for a small desk, kitchen or small wall like a corner.
A3 is medium and good for a larger desk, larger kitchen or moderate sized wall.
A2 a larger and really nice on a wall, behind a bed or desk, adorning a hallway or thoroughfare.
A1 a very large and a wonderful way to make an impact in a room, office, reception, thoroughfare or atrium. Pow.
A4 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
A3 297 x 420 mm | 11.7 x 16.5 in
A2 420 x 594 mm | 16.5 x 23.4 in
A1 594 x 841 mm | 23.4 x 33.1 in
● Do you offer free worldwide shipping?
Oscar offers free shipping to anywhere in the world. The farthest flung so far is the Netherlands, United States and England but he’d love to go even further! (perhaps you’re from Nepal or Antarctica maybe?)
● How can Oscar offer free shipping?
Well, Oscar loves free shipping and it’s worth what it costs him for radically happy customers!
● Can I return and get a refund if I’m not 100% happy?
Yes! Of course. Oscar wants you to be radically happy and satisfied (that’s good business isn’t it? But also good humanness...). We’re convinced you will be! But if for whatever reason you’re not super happy please contact us and we’ll arrange a full refund as soon as humanly possible.
● Oscar is Award-Winning?
Yes. He’s entered and won art prizes including for a piece about a magical bus and its passengers and a 22 page piece Moleskin about a boy who woke up with a strange knowing one day. He was also featured in prominent publications for his work and journey to one of the world’s largest portrait prizes, The Archibald Prize.
But now he prefers to imagine and make to change the world.
● What is Oscar’s life Mission?
Oscar mission is to change the world with a pencil, pens and beautiful paper so that his imaginative tales and creations can be found in rooms, offices, buses and wall facades in town and cities large and small - so people awe at the ordinary.
A billion people on earth would be nice :) A beloved collection of children’s books too (that Roald Dahl would be proud of). Oh, and a film trilogy...
But I’d love to start (if you don’t mind) with you today!
● Have another questions? Contact Oscar here and he'd love to answer it!