The art is a story in its own. In contrast to most of the other Magic artist, who were mainly local art school students, Fay Jones was an established artist. She's got her own wikipedia page and everything. Faye only ever painted one Magic card, Stasis, and getting her to sign the card can be notoriously difficult. If you are looking to get a signed set of the original Gathering, you'll probably need to use a portion of your cunning get Stasis signed. So why would Fay Jones paint a Magic card? Well, turns out she did it as favor to her nephew, Richard Garfield.
Well, drawing "time standing still" is pretty hard to without some abstraction. I've always figured that the fox is a representation of Anubis from Egyptian Mythology, and the scale is some sort of interpretation of the scale he used to weigh a persons sins against a feather before entering eternity. The pierrot on the left side is drawing blue mana (the "amoeba") to keep the scale fixed and keep the world in a purgatory. I could be way off, and I'm sure someone more cunning than me has made a deeper interpretation of the art. The ball the fox is holding surely have some purpose, and the color palette in the middle looks a little random at glance. But that's one of the things I like with Stasis, the art can't pass you by unnoticed and trying to interpret it opens up for discussions.
|Ivory Tower has little effect when the wincon is Feldon's Cane.|
|Resolving Reset is (usually) easier.|
|One-off Feldons Cane is as good a wincon as any :)|
What about #MtgForLife? We've reached over $6,000 by now! The #mtgunderground is contributing a lot to make this a success. There might be some things in the works to reach out to the more general community as well, I'll let you know how it works out in the coming days :)