St Asia

St Asia

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Acrylic & Gold Leaf on Wood, 32 x 25cm


Asia spent nine years on death row in Pakistan, falsely accused of blasphemy. She was eventually freed in 2018 after much international pressure, but not before two Pakistani MPs—one Christian, one Muslim—had been murdered for speaking up for her. The icon has been marked with a grid to suggest imprisonment. Pressed into the paint, this grid reveals gold underneath. 

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