Games of Avalon
Ceramic | 2021
Each ceramic figure has a unique part to play in Firoozeh Neman’s new series. Deeply inspired by poetry and mythology, Games of Avalon is a hand-crafted chess board and set of game pieces, each handmade by Neman. The board and its pieces represent at once a dance between dark and light and a never ending war of the worlds where we cheer and cherish every choice, every move, and every mistake. Human shapes emerge from clay to take on an innately feminine or masculine form, a character unique to itself in Neman’s own Realm of Avalon. The intuitive sculptor leaves her visible hand on each piece, giving each one a primitive, impressionistic effect while using sometimes surprising glazes—marbled, shimmery, even neon — to complete each figure with a personality and name all its own.
34 x 34 inches
Signed by the artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
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.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
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“It’s a sweet war and it’s a dance. Let’s cheer and cherish every choice, every move, and every mistake. Let the games begin.”
Recently featured in Vogue UK, Ojai-based artist Firoozeh Neman's practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, and painting. Neman lets the energy of the work guide her as she creates. Neman's most recent series investigate how sculptural forms can hold both masculine and feminine energies.
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