In 2010 Chinese poet/photographer Liu Xia was put under house arrest for eight years for telling her husband Liu Xiaobo, a political prisoner, that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. Their struggles inspired artists and human rights activists throughout the world to respond. Though her husband eventually died in prison, Liu Xia was elated to gain her freedom in 2018 when she was allowed to leave China for Europe. The chinese characters mean freedom. The birds represent the spirits of Liu Xiaobo and her husband. Linocut, 12" x 12" printed by hand on mulberry paper and mounted on BFK Rives paper. One of 10 in an edition variable, printed on different papers. This version 6/10EV has blue grey and black ink. Paper size: approx. 14" x 14." *This piece will be carefully rolled to ship in a sturdy cardboard tube. *Matted/Framed option: Not available for shipping- only for pick-up. Museum quality 4-ply warm white beveled mat; 18" x 18" black wood 3/4" frame, regular glass.