Work Sample

Oil, acrylic, dry pigment and glue on panel From the Threadbare series -- this series embeds the muck and mire of realities on the ground in patterns from remnants of Seljuk and Safavid carpets, Coptic textiles, Ottoman and Cairene prayer rugs and other artifacts in disrepair from once flourishing cultures now under attack. Intricate designs are painted with earth-colored slurries over layers of wet glue, fashioning “magic carpets” that dry as cracked surfaces. These disintegrating vehicles of fantasy and instantaneous gratification float above unfurling clouds and skies.

Date: 09/05/2015
Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches