• Inaash 2018

Inaash 2018

Samia Halaby

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“My aesthetic goal was to create a panting out of the myriad colors so that the heart of it would glow with light and activity,” says Halaby of the piece she developed for the Inaash Foundation. “I wanted the eye of the viewer to circle within the space of the painting. Of course, this plan was to be a guide to the embroidery of this painting onto cotton canvas.” Thus it was to be a painting not of pigment on canvas, but rather of dyed threads applied by the dexterous and experienced fingers of Palestinian women doing traditional cross stitch embroidery on a modern Palestinian work of art.

Embroidery floss (DMC) on canvas

86x89 cm