My Country


"My Country" is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. The painting measures 24" x 30”. The wood floater frame has a black matte finish and measures 25.5" tall by 31.5" wide by 2" thick. Wired and ready to hang.

The inspiration for "My Country" is this quote by Thomas Paine: The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I have old maps in my studio for reference. I glued this one from "World without Borders" to my stretched canvas. I then marked a grid with a yardstick to block out spaces for stenciled letters. After spelling out the quote, I played around with the design... I like how the hanging world came into view for me. I glued a tiny gem from an old earring to the knot of the gathered "ties" that hold the world.

✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales*: This image is of a paper lamp, but it also could be mistaken for the image of Santa Clause's longitude routes, making his way to the good boys and girls of the world. Of course, he could just be flying the reindeer through the route, making sure they're in shape while the reindeer say, "Seriously dude? You're telling us to lose weight?" as the sleigh gets heavier every year.

*My 15-year old grandson’s summer job was to stock my Etsy shop. One of his duties was to write about my artwork :)


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Shipping from United States

I will make every effort to process your order within 1-3 business days and will ship the item(s) as soon as payment is received. If you need expedited shipping or other special requests, please contact me.

All art is packaged in a sturdy protective cover.

I will ship anywhere, but please note any customs, duty fees, or applicable taxes on international purchases are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return it in the same condition it was received for a full refund (minus shipping). You will be responsible for the return shipping costs, and I'll be most grateful for my artwork to be returned within 7 days.


I do my best to use perfect images of my artwork, but colors may vary slightly from your monitor.

If you would like a different size print than what is listed, please contact me. A local company that is very accommodating prints them for me.

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