I search for answers on what it means to be HUMAN, I find
questions. My work is a meditation upon these questions.
make found object constructions that are altar like. They
are arrangements of ancient fragments that speak to me of
wholeness as I redefine them in the present.
work predominantly in wood, copper and plaster. As wood is
a metaphor for flesh, the altar like piece becomes figurative
by simple enclosure. The geometric shape symbolizes the "PHYSICAL
BODY" in which something "NON PHYSICAL" is
enclosed centrally, floating and gestating.
work is strongly influenced by a childhood in the Islamic
world of Libya, where I learned to read and write the language.
Arabic is hauntingly similar to the EKG, electrical writing
of the heart. The culture not only influenced my materials
but also instilled in me a strong sense of RHYTHM, creating
FLUX, setting in motion all metaphors for life.
Ringling College of Art and Design Exhibition