American Artist Audrey Miller, in collaboration with The Reach Campaign, has released a distinctive 51-piece art collection titled ‘Always Ahead’ to mark the occasion of the UAE’s 51st National Day.
10 per cent of all proceeds from the collection will be allocated to The Reach Campaign, a UAE-based awareness and fundraising initiative that aims to end two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.
Inspired by Audrey Miller’s love for the UAE, the limited-edition collection is an artistic celebration of the country’s commitment to innovation and excellence. The collection uniquely captures familiar monuments and moments treasured by the UAE, all the way from the 1971 Union through to the 2022 launch of the Mohamed bin Rashid Library. The collection is designed in Miller’s signature style ‘Neopatternism’ with subjects elusively hidden in plain sight.
Commenting on the release of her collection, Miller said: “My goal with this collection is to introduce a new type of aesthetic design, confuse viewers with an impalpable sense of familiarity, and then surprise them by finally revealing the subjects which are being celebrated.”
“While the inspiration for the collection comes from my love and awe of what the UAE has achieved over the past 51 years, the country is also home to a number of humanitarian initiatives that are just as inspiring, such as the Reach Campaign. By partnering with Reach, I am both celebrating the UAE and supporting one of its honorable initiatives which aims to help people living continents away. I call on the creative community to support the many UAE built campaigns, all of which deserve advocacy.”
The collection is 51 pieces, each limited to 51 editions. The artwork is printed on fine art paper at 51cm2 and framed and enhanced by museum glass. A web-based viewer using AI technology lets collectors reveal the hidden subjects. Each piece is also accompanied by a digital collectable on the blockchain (NFT) that lets collectors certify the authenticity of their physical pieces.
To purchase artwork from Audrey Miller’s ‘Always Ahead’ collection and contribute to Reach, please visit www.alwaysahead.ae.