In Progress. 2017 “The discovery of oil in the Saudi Arabia was a turning point that transformed the way we see ourselves and consume our environment. In this harsh desert climate, salt domes were a great indicator of the presence of an invisible power- natural resources such as gas and oil. The salt in this sense indicates the process of time and future growth and development. On the other hand, the Mormon pioneers in Utah were faced with similar environmental qualities when settling into the Salt Lake Valley. The excess presence of salt threatened their survival. The salt made the land barred and not suitable for growing crops. In both these scenarios, Salt was essential to the survival and expansion of the two faiths and cultures.
The fluids in the human body- the sweat and tears- carry a memory of the ocean. It is similar to the chemical composition of seawater, signifying the origin and evolution of life. Salt is necessary for life, but too much brings death instead. Some destructions are essential. Salt is used to preserve and discourage the growth of unwanted organisms. This dual quality of salt becomes significant to examining other dichotomies of life and death, light and dark, development and destruction.” #umoca #saltlakecity #citiesofconviction #culturunners #ithra #artresidency #artistinresidence
In Progress, 2017.
Salt, 100% black cotton fabric, Salt water.
Showing in ‘Cities of Conviction’ exhibition at @utahmoca until January 6th, 2018.
'In Progress' 2017. Showing @utahmoca until January 6. 📸 @hmgproductions
In Progress. 2017
Showing at @utahmoca part of the 'Cities of Conviction' group exhibit.
Salt, 100% black cotton fabric, salt water
#utah #saltlakecity #culturunners #ithra #umoca #artresidency #artistinresidence
In Progress. 2017 | Salt water, 100% black cotton fabric, Salt
@utahmoca, #citiesofconviction exhibition.
#umoca #utah #saltlakecity #saudi #artresidency #artistinresidence #groupexhibition #ithra #culturunners
In progress. 2017
My residency @utahmoca is almost over. So grateful for this beautiful and exciting journey and all the amazing friendships I made through out.
Thank you @hmgproductions for the great shot!
My latest installation showing at 'Cities of Conviction' group exhibit, opening tomorrow, 25th of august at @utahmoca, #saltlakecity
See you there!
Counting down to the opening of 'Cities of Conviction' exhibition.. where I'll be showcasing the work I've been developing in my residency at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Salt from the #SaltLake is the second material I've been exploring for the past month. It's been very challenging working with this living material, but exciting and rewarding to say the least. Can't wait to showcase the full installation on the 25th of August!
Come if you are around! I'll show you my super dehydrated skin 😅
#umoca #utah #saltlakecity #culturunners #ithra #artresidency #artistinresidence
"This sketchbook began after a major personal transition in my life: the passing of my father. It is an attempt, rather than none." From 'Excess baggage' showing in the @reconnectingart 'Transition' exhibition in London from 15th August -2nd of September at @meniergallery
#sketchbook #visualvomit #london