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Series II: Voices of the Earth

Oil, crushed cow dung, animal blood, metal, earth, beads, porcupine quills, grass paper, ashes on canvas

47 x 42 inches (119.38 x 106.68 cm)

2003

© Nya′ 2005. Courtesy of Seed Gallery, New York Photo by House of Seed Photography, New York




ARTWORK THEORY REPORT


Grounded on acrylic gesso primed canvas, the composition was exposed to a natural fire upon completion to create the noticeable sepia tones. The organic lines are a result of carefully stitching preserved shards of wire and twigs onto distinct parts of the picture plane. Discarded metal comprising the blunt stabbing spear and treated parchments of were affixed to the ground using a heat and water industrial adhesive. The painting is housed in a distressed wooden frame and is shielded from 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 canvas.




PROVENANCE


Year of completion: 2003

Artist Private Collection: 2003 – 2005

Seed Gallery Private Collection: 2005 – To date



HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS


Nubian Heritage, New York

December 09 – 12, 2005

Harlem, New York






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