Mapping in Blue 4
Acrylics, acrylic ink, spray paint, gouache | 2022
Mapping in Blue, the new series of mixed media works from Haukaas, is an artistic hat tip to both the color blue and the ancient Egyptian culture that first introduced it to the world. In her own words:
It is cool and calm and it is the color of the moonlight.
Blue light shows you my heart rate.
It is the color of my reflections and my diplomacy.
It is the color of my bruises and my melancholy.
It takes me from the peaks of the mountain to the bottom of the valley and back.
Blue is the color of ancient Egypt.
It is the color of desire.
It is the color of a problem I do not want to solve
Blue is in the distance and in my longing.
Blue is the color of where I can not be.
Two things can be true.
You are here and you are gone.
51.75 x 78.75 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Framing & Mounting
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THIN GALLERY FRAME
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3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
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Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
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Astri Styrkestad Haukaas
Abstract painter & founder of Danish artspace KVIT, Astri Styrkestad Haukaas's expressive paintings draw their colors and tones from nature. For each series, Styrkestad Haukaas paints her subjective experience of the natural world -- often painting the same space multiple times as she remembers it through different, changing moments.
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