• Image of Property is Theft (unless peed on)
  • Image of Property is Theft (unless peed on)

'THE first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, “Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.”' - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Apologies for the super long quote. I'm not so far left as to be certain that property rights are an inherently bad thing. But I don't think - as many seem to - that they are built into the universe. If they are to be anything other than the right of might, their construction must be defensible to even the worst off in a society.

But also: dogs sure do love to pee on things.

Printed on 300gsm, hammered textured paper with hand rounded corners. Sealed in a cello bag. Drawn and printed in Bristol, UK.

Artwork by Henry James Garrett.