Thirty Daily Greetings – Day 28 – The Gathering

Fatima Killeen
The gathering 2012
Wheat, henna, acrylic on canvas on table
65cm x 70cm

“The gathering” is the outcome from the final workshop with the Muslim women in Canberra. My idea is nurtured by the gathering of women back home during the harvest season. This time is usually celebrated as women get together to help each other and prepare wheat to make bread for their community.

The hand prints are unified with an Islamic floral motif, the eight corners star; the khatim is the centre piece. It lies underneath the wheat, the most revered grain and the most generous provision in the Muslim world. This work is born straight from the women’s community workshop; it remembers their own stories, input & physical markings.

from No Added Sugar exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – Sydney

Click on image to enlarge

The Gathering - Fatima Killeen -

About Fatima Killeen

Fatima Killeen is a Moroccan painter/printmaker from Casablanca now living in Canberra, Australia
This entry was posted in 30 Daily Greetings, Australia, Australian art, Islamic art, Mixed media, Moorish, Moroccan art, Moroccan Artist, Sydney and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s