Golden Compass -Towards Alexandria - Northern Memories (2016)
Mixed Media painting by Niwan YOD


  • Mixed Media painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 24 × 48 × 2 in (unframed)
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  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

This painting is part of the Northern Series.
Its main theme is navigation and how natives who used to live near coast lines were maritime people who build their own fishing boats.
Women did not usually go at sea except if men needed help for fishing or to go into battle (if they lacked available men).
Maritime Natives had the dream to go as far as they could in order to find food but they had to confront the fear to get lost at sea. Their golden compass were the stars.
The title includes a reference 'Towards Alexandria' the oldest lighthouse in the world that guided safely so many navigators.
The woman warrior looks proudly in front of her as she knows in her guts that she will be reaching her destination safely.
Experienced navigators will confirm that gut feelins are often their golden compass.
This painting uses mixed media (vintage pictures in dye transfer) and transparency techniques so to produce the memory effect.

Materials used:

Ink, dye transfer, crackle paste, mortar, gesso, fibers

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