ETERNAL LETTERS TO MY BELOVED
Art Theory & Provenance
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ETERNAL LETTERS TO MY BELOVED


Series I: Divine Inspiration

Oil, dust, ashes, parchment, foam board, parchment paper, lightweight paper and tissue paper on canvas

48 x 48 inches (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

2006

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




ARTWORK THEORY REPORT


The composition is grounded on tightly woven canvas initially coated with a generous amount of modern acrylic gesso. Each raised letter of the seemingly endless script was composed with a thick paste of highly adhesive latex paint mixed with gypsum. Upon waiting for the text to cure, the letters were singly sanded down and the surface was repeatedly primed. To ensure a permanent bond of the letters to the surface, transparent paper was pasted on top of the script followed by another round of priming. Gypsum mixed with layers of heavy-duty kitchen paper and rolls of tissue paper make up the bulk of the folds in the composition. The artist signature is rendered in gold at the bottom left corner of the canvas.




PROVENANCE


Year of completion: 2006

Artist Private Collection: 2006 – 2008

Seed Gallery Private Collection: 2008 – To date



HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS


DESTINY OF WORDS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

SEED GALLERY, NEW YORK






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