The traditional band of symbols running down the front of the picture literally sits on top of the pen and ink drawing — lending itself to the name of the picture “outside the box”. Keens told me he believes everyone should look outside the box at least once in a while to find peace within themselves and the world.
This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection. With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.
The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from Wyatt Siwa Keens at Acoma Pueblo.