Mourning حداد

Pencil on Murillo paper 360g, hand-cut, woven, assembled on mount board. 50x50 cm.

Date8 December 2012

This was designed in the aftermath of a car bomb assassination in Beirut. I wanted to capture the depressed and exhausted state of a people that had mourned so much over so long that the pain of it was numbed and only the darkness remained. Originally I envisioned a painted black square with grey lines, but by the time I got back home to my work station, I had had a very inspiring conversation that crystallized a new direction for my work. So, looking at the word hidâd again, I saw it had the potential to be woven…

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