Astrid Harrisson | Behind the Photogravure Etchings Collection
Astrid’s series of Photogravure Etchings has been realised through the kind support of Her Highness Shaikha Hissa bint Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who graciously lends her Patronage to the collection.
Shaikha Hissa is a breeder of Arabian horses and introduced the Arabian Sport Horse Championship in Abu Dhabi to increase opportunities for Arabian horses in the UAE. She shares with Astrid an abiding love for the horse and has been a keen supporter of Astrid’s since they first met in 2010.
“Astrid’s skill lies in her ability to capture the exterior physical beauty as well as the ethereal inner beauty of the horse through the artistry of her images” Shaikha Hissa observed. Shaikha Hissa recognizes Astrid’s rare and remarkable talent to capture the spirit and beauty of horses and is proud to put this collection at the forefront of her artistic Patronage.
The combination of digital photography and modern technology with the traditional precision of photogravure creates an apt medium with which to capture the images that Astrid has compassionately composed, and emphasizes the limitless horizons of the natural world.
The collection has taken almost five years to realize, and is set to launch in 2016.
Shaikha Hissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Literature from Zayed University, was awarded the Zayed Award for her academic achievements within her college, and represented the United Arab Emirates at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC and New York City.