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Art Theory & Provenance
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Series I: Divine Inspiration

Oil, crushed cow dung, lamb’s blood, remnants of burnt scrolls, braille, stripped machine tool wire, sackcloth, river sand on hemp

23 x 17 inches (58.42 x 43.18 cm)


© Nya′ 2011. Courtesy of Seed Gallery, New York Photo by House of Seed Photography, New York


Each piece comprising the triptych rests on tightly woven and stretched durable canvas. The hand-made scrolls were intentionally exposed to naked fire and timely salvaged and carefully preserved before permanently bonding them to the canvas with contact cement and hand stitches. Each single wire contrived letter and thick pigment raised letter was composed with precise space left between the words so that one word does not look like two words and two words look like one word. The triptych was left to dry in a heat-controlled environment to prevent the elements from fading and disintegrating over time. A surgeon’s blade was used to create the notebook lines across the heavily scoured foam boards. White oil chalk was excessively rubbed onto distinct pieces of the triptych a year after curing the pieces to add light to the composition as well as expose the letters. The triptych is housed in a custom wood frame and is shielded from potentially harmful in and outdoor 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 at the bottom left corner of the triptych.


Year of completion: 2008

Artist Private Collection: 2008 – 2011

Seed Gallery Private Collection: 2011 – To date


Destiny of Words

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Seed Gallery, New York

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