ABOUT A WORK
I – AS ABOVE SO BELOW (Sketch)– created in 2016.
The work is a graphic sketch for the paintingI – AS ABOVE SO BELOW, which is part of the ‘A Walk In The Dark’ Cycle.
The wizard acts as an intermediary between the world of ideas and the human world. Infinity in the hands indicates the unlimited possibilities that open up to those who have willpower.
One hand holds the infinity/sky and the other points to the earth. The earth reflects the sky, and the outer world of a person reflects the inner.
A branch above the head is an idea that gives motivation and strength.
Inside the Magician, the Soul passes its way, which balances like a tightrope walker.
The Magician is the beginning of a new life stage and the embodiment of willpower. A reminder that by developing our inner world, we allow the outer world to open up to us.
The drawing and painting are based on the Tarot card Magician.
The sketch itself and the final piece were presented at a personal exhibition held in Moscow in 2019.
MATERIALS AND SIZE
Graphite, Ink, acrylic, gilded with golden leaf on Moleskine paper.
210 X 297 mm
WHAT IS AN ORIGINAL
Original works are paintings / sketches / sculptures creates in a single edition.
Natalie does not create copies of works made even a very long time ago, so the owner of the original work can be sure of its uniqueness.
Regardless of the material of creation, the original painting should always be perceived as something extremely fragile and delicate.
We always try to place graphic works, as well as paintings created using water-dispersive paints under glass, as these materials are the least durable, especially if they are not painted on canvas / wood panel, but on paper.
As a standard, each graphic work is secured with a non-alkyd fixative and additional protection from UV rays to extend it’s life.
Try not to hang your originals in direct sunlight, find a cozy place for them in the house, where there will not be a lot of sun.
The sketch has already been framed in a burnt wooden frame, covered with several layers of fixatives and fitted with glass and suspension on the back.
310 X 410 X 20 mm on the outside.
DELIVERY AND PACKAGING
Each original of a small size (up to 60 cm on the long side) is packed in a bubble wrap with fitted thick cardboard on the glass side (if it is already framed and glass is present).
Additionally, the originals are wrapped in black craft paper tied with black twine, sealed with a black sealing wax seal with silver overpaint.
We ship internationally.
Delivery of large works requires a special approach to shipping and packaging due to the greater weight and volume, as well as the larger glass area.
If the painting was made with oils on a stretcher or wooden panel, it always needs additional protection for the paint layer and the structure of the base, in which case the delivery is calculated separately, because most likely, there will be a need to create a rigid box for a specific painting (with additional weight and other dimensions). With this understanding we recommend DHL / UPS / FedEx services to accommodate with the shipping.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Original works are always accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, created in English, the characteristics of the work and Natalie’s signature.