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Journey - Original Artwork

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Journey presents a surrealist setting where a man is rowing his boat through a wondrous landscape, surrounded by buildings and stones with strange symbols and runes. A bright heavenly light illuminates the traveller's origin while a stark contrast is made with the vibrant blue light, from behind the walls, of this mysterious sunken building.

The artwork is rich in symbolism and metaphor, which combined paint a simple and powerful story. A glowing the tree behind the walls symbolizes a tree of life, but in a foreign location and with familiar set pieces. The man rowing the boat takes an important position in the foreground as it's key to the story. Although he carries his cross with him, it is clear that this is not necessarily the story of a savior, but just of a soldier, journeying from the light.

This Mixed Media artwork is made using an expert combination of Charcoal, Graphite, Pencil and Pastel; and showcase the artist's skill in each style.

Important:

This original artwork comes in a white-oak style wooden frame. When handling the artwork or removing it from it's frame, please be mindful of the dusty texture of the charcoal. Fixative has been applied to ensure the materials stay adhered and the artwork stays in a near-pristine condition for as long as possible, However, if sudden movements or excessive pressure is applied to the surface of the artwork, the charcoal may smudge or come off.

The artwork was made on a high-quality purpose made paper for Charcoal and Graphite. Any artwork, but more-so those made on paper must be kept away from humidity. Exposing it to the humidity can cause the paper to wrinkle and warp, excessive humidity can also cause mold to develop on the artwork. Art is an investment, be careful when you handle and hang it to ensure it maintains it's value.

Artistic Medium: Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, and Graphite
Artistic Style:
Techniques Employed: Mixed Media, Shading, and Layering

Ayla Fowles

Background

Born in Syria shortly before the civil war, Ayla experienced first-hand the suffering and injustice caused by her government. Then living in Saudi, she lived under radical religious law. As a result she spent her teenage years locked in her room as she desperately sought any freedom she could find, which she found that through art. Art was her form of expression and as the years went by, she practiced and practiced while she waited for an opportunity.

She now gets to tell the story of her youth with the hope that she can show you how good things can come from bad situations, and to bring awareness to things she finds dear to her (or things that she thinks are really cool).

Art Forms

A Surrealist Artist first and foremost, who is at her best when she mixes surrealism with other artistic Styles. Her expertise with different media types really shines when she shows how seamlessly she can combine multiple artistic medium.

FAQ

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Yes! Getting free shipping is easy. When you spend $200 or more on with Inky Winky, we'll cover the cost of domestic shipping.

At Inky Winky, we only create the best quality prints on paper that is designed to perform the best and showcase every stroke and marking on the original artwork.

Domestic shipping costs $10 for standard shipping and $15 for express shipping. International Shipping Costs starts at $20. When you purchase a minimum of $200, we will give you free domestic shipping on anything you purchase with us in that same transaction.

If you've purchased an original artwork from Inky Winky, we will have also provided you with a complimentary frame. Please be sure to keep your artwork framed at all times, hang it in a low humidity environment with low to medium lighting.

Yes, at Inky Winky we choose to use both the best quality materials we can find and also the most socially conscious materials for your prints and art.

Yes! If it's within 30 days of submitting your purchase, please advise us that you are not happy with your purchase by emailing sales@inkywinky.com.au. We will provide you with a return shipping address. Once we receive your print, artwork and or frame, we'll inspect it's condition. Provided it is not damaged, we will be happy to return the purchase cost. For more information please check our return policy.