ARTIST: Ivana King
Medium: Mixed Media and 24 Karat Gold on Board
Artwork size: 44 x 62 cm
Product Code: KHG0010006
"Cygnus was inspired by the precious stone Jade. References dating back to 3,000 BC state that the Chinese people referred to jade as “vu”, meaning “royal gem”. Jade has been revered throughout China’s long cultural history, used to craft the best artefacts and figurines. Jade was used to furnish the imperial family’s tombs. Chinese culture regards jade as representative of the Confucian values of compassion, courage, justice, modesty and wisdom.
One legend claims that when the Mongols invaded China, the dragons wept for the Chinese people. When their tears reached Earth, they changed to jade. After jade was first discovered in the Black Jade and White Jade rivers women rather than men would gather the gemstones. Jade is considered a Yang or masculine force, meaning the gemstones would be attracted to the feminine Yin force and so be easier to collect."
About the Artist:
As a mixed media modern artist, Ivana combines traditional painting techniques - as acrylic and oils - with high-end mediums, including application of real 24 karat gold and premium resin. A fusion of rich timeless tradition and a new luxurious technique, that comes together to create her vision of art beauty. Ivana’s resin artworks has been collected all around the world, and their multidimensional characteristics due to its multiple layers creates a sensorial challenge for the viewers.