Open Gate Print

$ 40.00

J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of The Rings series, was often accused of writing fairy tales that were nothing more than the escapist’s way out of this so-called real world. He countered that it depended on that from which one is escaping. “We view the flight of the deserter and the escape of a prisoner very differently. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home?”


Paying bills, upholding responsibility, and making hard decisions; these are important and necessary hallmarks of adult life. But the deep down person we were when we were kids is much closer to the real us than the version the world usually sees. Adultitis and the rules that don’t exist have imprisoned us from being our true selves: passionate, playful and curious creatures who dream big dreams and are filled with faith, hope, and love.

We’re not about shirking responsibilities or ignoring reality. We’re just trying to get back home.

product details

This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.

11"x14" Art Print. Each stunning, museum-quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper.

16"x20" and 24"x30" Gallery Canvas. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a durable, satin-finished canvas hand-stretched on locally sourced wood frames. It features archival inks, black edges, and comes ready to hang.

Customization Options

This is one of Jason's all-time most popular pieces, and we offer a number of customization options on the 11x14 paper prints (sorry, canvas reproductions are only sold in the Classic edition).

Pick your favorite breed for just $10 more. Don't see yours? Email us and we might be able to add it!

You can also add a name and dates for a personalized memorial for your favorite furball for an extra $25 (see example below).

Commission something special! If you have a mutt, or your dog has unique markings, or you'd love to have one with all three of your dogs, Jason can create a custom piece just for you. Commissions start at just $250. Email us to learn more.



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