Artist Statement

I make found object constructions, arrangements of ancient fragments that speak of wholeness as they are redefined within the context of the present.  

 

I work predominantly in wood, copper, and plaster. Recently, I have been working with more immediacy in mixed media, mostly acrylic on canvas. My work is strongly influenced by my childhood in Libya, where I learned to read and write Arabic. The Arabic culture influenced my need to use line. I integrate Arabic calligraphy in my sculpture and collage as well as the calligraphy of the electrocardiogram. Arabic culture has also influenced the materials I use and instills a strong sense of rythmn, creating flux, and setting in motion all metaphors for life.

In searching for answers on what it means to be human, I have questions. My work is a meditation upon these.