Asia: Aqua actual artwork-sized open edition giclèe art print
An open edition print reproduced at actual size from the original artwork titled ‘Aqua’
Hand-signed by Rodney Matthews
Finished size measures approx 622 (h) x 1118 (w) mm
Giclèe printed by Pricelis Art Ltd, UK, using pigmented inks on art paper
More about the image:
Asia approached Matthews requesting suggestions for an album, which at the time had no title. In true Asia tradition, this title had to have an “a” at each end of a single word, so Matthews rummaged through a dictionary and came up with the word “aqua”. Requesting that the image have both a “water” and “spacey” feel, he ensured that most of the subsequent seven drawings included these two elements. When the drawings were ready, Geoff Downes and John Payne visited Matthews' studio to decide on the appropriate image. This was the one they chose.