LIZZ ASTON "BLUE APATITE" 2018
Caviar20 has long admired Lizz Aston's evolving career and body of work.
We are pleased to be offering her incredible creations.
Aston's practice is inspired by the history and production of textiles and decorative arts. In recent years she has become captivated by semi-precious stones or rocks with dynamic color characteristics...leading to work that contrasts a stone's permanence with the delicate nature of paper or fabric.
"Blue Apatite" is one of the most powerful and revered minerals. For believers in the healing power of crystals it has been heralded for its alleged capacity to improve psychic powers when held.
In this hypnotic work, Lizz Aston creates a piece that shares its energy with the famed crystal. The source pattern is an anonymous textile, digitally manipulated by the artist. This new transformed and augmented pattern is then hand-cut on fine Japanese Kozo paper (aka mulberry paper) then painted, stained and dyed.
In this work Aston masterfully creates a color scale of blues that begin with a denim-hued edge gradually arriving in a soothing sapphire blue core.
To heighten the form's impact Aston elevates the cut-out with a structure of pins creating dramatic shadows.
To learn more about Lizz Aston's process click here for a video and studio tour produced by Canadian Art magazine.
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Signed on the backing by the artist.
Hand-cut, painted and dyed Japanese Kozo paper
15.5"H 11"W (work)
21"H 18"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass with specifications by the artist
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Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.
Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass.
We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere.
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-There is no duty on art entering the United States.
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees.
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-Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity.
What is your return policy?
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However return shipping is the responsibility of the purchasers (but don't worry we are always happy to help!) After 7 days, we will take returns for exchange or a credit-note (with no expiration date)