Faqd is “loss”, illustrated here by a composition that will fade gently but inexorably over time.
The colours came from plants I gathered as summer was starting to wane: st john’s wort, coreopsis, marigold, goldenrod and yarrow. The piece was then left exposed to natural light, unprotected, for a year. Being organic, the colours fade, each in its own way — but the genuine gold of the seed-like dots will neither fade nor tarnish.
Faqd is part of a collection of works reflecting on the worldwide destruction and loss that mark our times, but also on what endures, or may be waiting to emerge.