Almuelle has taken a word with meanings in many cultures to represent this series. Aya is not only a personal reference but a tribute as well to Pre-Columbian Mayan ceramic dolls. In Japanese, “aya" means colorful and beautiful. In Arabic, it means miracle, sign, and verse. In Hebrew, it refers to flight or birds, and in Turkish, "aya" means a source of abundance and creativity. There is also an African Adinkra symbol called “aya" represented by a fern which symbolizes endurance and resourcefulness.
Each Aya is unique containing found objects, natural elements, drawings, and transfers. They are in collection across the United States and Latin America.
These pieces are designed to sit or hang.
14”h x 3”w x 2.5”d