Artist donates ‘Better Call Saul’ artwork to benefit Gravity Water
October 10—Millions of viewers listened to “Better Call Saul” during its broadcast.
In the episodes, Albuquerque’s locations were featured – but so was the art of the locals.
Miles Toland had his “Flippin’ Jimmy” artwork hung in the law office of Jimmy McGill, played by Bob Odenkirk.
The former Santa Fe resident donated the piece for a giveaway to benefit the nonprofit Gravity Water, whose mission is to turn rain into clean drinking water for needy schools around the world. .
“I was commissioned to paint ‘Flippin’ Jimmy’ specifically for the second season of ‘Better Call Saul’,” Toland said in a statement. “The painting captures a figure in the air whose human form has dissolved into a pattern of circles known as the ‘flower of life’, leaving behind hollow shells of shoes and clothing. Having been raised in the New -Mexico, it was really meaningful to contribute to such an iconic show.”
Toland has traveled the world creating street art in places like Paris, Switzerland, Art Basel Miami, Mexico and Canada. His painting “Flippin’ Jimmy” was re-adapted from his 2015 “Geometric Abductions” mural series in Pune, India.
“If someone had told me that my most well-known artwork would be a commission and adaptation of my street art series in India, I wouldn’t have believed it,” Toland said with a laugh. “When I learned more about ‘Better Call Saul’ character, Jimmy McGill, I immediately understood why the art resonated – Jimmy starts staging tumbles and slides to make a quick buck .”
Danny Wright, founder of Gravity Water, said the nonprofit organization was honored when Toland contacted them about the donation to support their mission.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with the incredible community surrounding Miles Toland and ‘Better Call Saul’, creating a brighter future for children around the world by bringing clean water to their schools.”
Wright says that every $8 donation helps one child get access to clean water through Gravity Water. For the contest, $1 equals one entry. The deadline for donations is 8 p.m. on November 11.
Giveaway details can be found at gravitywater.betterworld.org.