Restoration (Threshold I), 2006, gouache on archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, 10 x 16-1/8 inches; Photo source of Khiyam, Lebanon after Israeli bombing August 21, 2006 (altered): Flickr, M. Asser http://www.flickr.com/photos/masser/221392959/ FRAMED 16 7/8 x 22 5/8 inches Rubble renders place anonymous; it eradicates all distinguishing features. In Restoration, the transparent white tracery of a mashrabiya (the ornate wooden latticework prevalent in traditional Arab architecture dating to 12th century Baghdad) balances precariously among piles of dust, debris and concrete. The presence of this ornate detail insists that the targets of war are neither faceless enemies nor sites devoid of culture. They are not just anywhere but somewhere, not just anyone but someone.
Dimensions: 10 x 16-1/8 inches