2017, oil and acrylic on wood, MDF, steel, neodymium magnets
Arkan (pillars) are significant in the Islamic tradition. They are mentioned in hadith as a metaphor for the foundation of faith and a framework for life. The six-sided pillar replicates the “petal” of a geometric pattern found on Mashrabiya (lattice screens), is mobilised here as a metaphor for interculturalism.
Arkan integrates aesthetic and cultural traditions; presenting them as compatible if not complementary.