Small 11 x 11 inch signed limited edition print: 'Azraq no Kioku'

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Small 11 x 11 inch signed limited edition print: 'Azraq no Kioku'

from 125.00

This is a limited edition, archival giclée print of the original painting titled ‘Azraq no Kioku’. This is one of only 25 printed in a limited edition and is hand-signed, titled, and editioned by Filiz. No more prints will be made once this limited edition sells out.

  • Signed and editioned by artist
  • Limited edition quantity: 25
  • Image size is 9 x 9 inches, paper size is 11 x 11 inches
  • Printed December 2016 on Epson Hot Press paper 300lb
  • Original painting unavailable, sold

Choose from 2 options:

  • Unframed, $125
  • Framed professionally in a beautiful, contemporary white frame, $175
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About the Artwork:

The original painting, painted and sold in 2008, is 38" x 38" (100cm x 100cm), mixed media on wood. Azraq no Kioku was one of 30 paintings in Filiz's solo exhibit, 'Impressions', at Zara Gallery in Amman, Jordan in 2008. Kioku means 'remembrance, memory, recollection' in Japanese, and Azraq means 'the blue one' in Arabic, and is a town located in central Eastern Jordan.

Azraq is home to the Azraq Wetlands Preserve, an oasis that used to be home to some 347,000 migratory birds. Sadly, Azraq is now in a state of ‘ecological collapse’ due to rising population and a growing demand for water (it provides ¼ of Amman’s drinking water). The natural springs dried up in 1992 and migrant birds have been reduced to less than 1200. Today, Azraq is also home to one of Jordan’s largest refugee camps for families fleeing the Syrian civil war. The memory of what Azraq used to be is in stark contrast to what it is today, but it is, in a way, still an oasis, now for families in migration.

About the Artwork:

The original painting, Atlantic no Kioku, is 48” x 48”, mixed media on wood, and was painted in 2011 as part of the ‘Passages’ collection.  This series of work explores the contrasts and overlaps of tangible and visceral experiences and memories I gathered after spending time living in two culturally rich and equally contrasting parts of the world: the Middle East and the Caribbean. 

Kioku means ‘remembrance, memory, recollection’ in Japanese. After living in Jordan’s dry, hot, desert climate for a year, I moved to Barbados, the easternmost island in the Caribbean. I went from living in richly complex and ancient culture, surrounded by clay, sand, and cave paintings, to a former British Colony, a lush and humid island covered in sugar cane, built upon coral and limestone, and surrounded by water. 

As I adapted from one place to another, which I initially perceived to be so vastly different, I began to recognize the commonalities and similar struggles and celebrations each country had earned as part of its identity. 

Over time, and after moving to New York City in 2010, the landscapes of the tropics and desert merged; visual imprints of ocean horizons overlapped with patterns of islamic tiles. patterns and layers of human behavior that appear across cultures and time overlapped, and my memories and stories abstracted into layers of symbols, textures and colors. 

About the print:

Printed on 100% cotton, acid free paper using archival pigment inks, a giclée print is made to last over 200 years. For the longest life space, frame under UV protected glass and keep out of direct sunlight. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Filiz, a description of the artwork, and care instructions.

Packaging + shipping:

Your print is packaged with love and care with acid-free glassine paper in an acid-free polypropylene plastic sleeve and bubble wrap. It is then shipped flat in protective cardboard with USPS Priority 2-day Mail. You will be sent notification of shipment along with a tracking number as soon as it is on its way to you.

To ship anywhere within the United States is $20.
For international orders, please email me directly to calculate shipping costs and arrange delivery.