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Art Theory & Provenance
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Series I: Divine Inspiration

Oil, metal, cork, wire, plywood, mylar paper, paper board, earth on canvas

40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

2004

© Nya′ 2008. Courtesy of Seed Gallery, New York Photo by House of Seed Photography, New York




ARTWORK THEORY REPORT


Plywood, which has a high resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting and warping was used as the ground for the heavily collaged piece. The musical instruments shapes were constructed with sheets of compressed board glued together and affixed to the ground using contact cement and bluing shoe nails. Shards of metal carefully preserved and mounted on compressed board, wooden corks from wine bottles and salvaged wire make up the balance of the materials resting on the canvas seamlessly ironed onto the wooden ground. The painting is housed in a custom wood frame and is shielded from potentially harmful UV light rays by a tailor cut museum glass, which, along with its nearly invisible finish and anti-reflective quality, ensures a long archival life. The artist signature is rendered in gold leaf at the bottom left corner of the painting.




PROVENANCE


Year of completion: 2004

Artist Private Collection: 2004 – 2008

Seed Gallery Private Collection: 2008 – To date



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