On the Road (from then to Now #1-9), 2018-2020
Digital photograph on vellum on book and color pencil
20 1/4 cm x 20 1/2 cm (8 1/4 inches x 8 1/4 inches) & various dimensions
The series On the Road (from then to now) are symbolic of combining journals and literature. The original source materials are used notebooks collected over time from my personal use and also from my daughter. Congruent to a journal where a moment is depicted through the usage of words, an image also exists in that moment within our mind. I am investigating the nature of memory and our futile attempts to crystalize it into solid form.
La Nature Pense, 2006
Mixed media and book
8 1/2 inches x 1 1/4 inches x 14 inches (21 cm x 3 cm x 35 cm)
Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt
This body of work was initiated when I was invited to participate in the Second International Biennale for the Artist Book exhibition and conference at the Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt. It just felt natural to utilize the book as the form to start working from, thus I began this journey, and these series developed, each with its own meaning and formal concept.
For Khale, 2006
Book, stems, paper (Egyptian Pound currency), and thread
10 inches x 1 1/2 inches x 23 inches (25 cm x 2 cm x 58 cm)
Alexandria Library, Alexandria Egypt