Intertwining fact and fiction, 2011-2013

This project is in response to natural creation and developments in biotechnology. I began this body of work as a celebration of the human body and the extraordinary design of nature evident in it. I found great similarity between the body and the pomegranate, the way the fruit is assembled, with the seeds packed in clusters, housed in cartilage-like niches creating little cavities for each seed, the thin non-permeable membrane, much like a layer of skin, provides protection and last but not least, the thick yet compliant husk encloses this intricate interior. All these attributes are reminiscent of the human body, from the distinctive space given to every organ, to the layers of tissue protecting every internal and external part of the body.

This made me realize that everything in nature is consciously planned with regards to the possible functions, purpose and progression of that organism. My work signifies resilience, strength, and fragility, aspects evident within nature.I feel like medical science and technology desecrate the body and nature in its efforts to improve it.

Pompompom, video installation, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otfI9urQ1FM

Pomelogue, sound, 00:04:49, 2012
https://soundcloud.com/sfzia/pomelogue-monologue-2013

In Ring

Installation shot, 2013

In ring – Pichuk

Gauze, muslin, wood, 15 x 6 cm
2013

In Ring – Collapse, Gauza

In Ring – Collapse, Gauza, muslin, wood, 18 x 6 cm
2013

Daana screen

Installation shot, 2013

Daana screen (detail)

Acrylic, muslin, wood, 100 x 65 cm each, 2013

Needled

Digital Print, dimensions variable, 2013

Degenerate A

Inkjet print on canvas, 170 x 16 cm, 2013

Untitled

Silk screen on paper, 100 x 71 cm, 2012-2013

Organic plate I

Oil paint, gel medium gauze & canvas, dimensions variable, 2012

Organic In-glass

Oil and gel medium on gauze, dimensions variable, 2012

Under a layer of skin

Oil and Gel medium on canvas, 31 x 23cm, 2012

Lungs in a jungle

Acrylic on paper, 152 x 137 cm, 2011-2013