Passage is a site-specific ephemeral installation in response to the on-going wars and conflicts in the Middle East. Piles of shattered glass create a “prayer rug” facing the Qibleh, the direction of daily prayer in Islam, decorated with variations on a tree of life, a reference to the passageway to paradise, with ash filling the spaces in between. A pile of glass adheres to the surrounding walls, completing the “carpet” while transposing its borders in the space.
2012, installation with shattered glass and ash
Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College
February 3 – March 17, 2012