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
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