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" Matted Print. Each museum quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper. Finished with a white mat, it will easily fit into any standard 16"x20" frame.  Printed in America.

11"x14" Framed Print. You can also let us take care of the framing for you! Choose a luxurious white or black natural wood frame that features a smooth finish over a stately and curvaceous crown profile. It includes a glass-like 1/16” thick clear acrylic glazing, which is shatter resistant and half the weight of glass, but gives the same clarity as glass and protects the artwork from fading.

16"x20" and 24"x30" Canvas Prints. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a 20.5 mil-thick poly-cotton blend canvas hand-stretched on solid wood stretcher bars with a matte finish coating. Made in the USA.

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 fur ball 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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