Several Attempts at Sewing the Borders of Homelands and Promised Lands

Several Attempts at Sewing the Borders of Homelands and Promised Lands, Vintage cotton and linen, dimensions varied, natural dyes using henna, tea, paprika, turmeric, charcoal (natural and daily elements typical to the lands), 2011-2012
At the exhibition “Who am I to you?”, Museum of Art | Ft. lauderdale, curated by Freddy Jouwayed

A series of textiles embroidered with the borders of lands that are unrecognized by international law. The artistic process utilizes the pedagogical drawing method of blind contour line drawings, and is applied to the exercise of searching for the definitions of the lines that define the borders of unrecognized lands. Forcing the sewing machine to follow the logic of a blind contour line drawing, the resulting embroideries testify to a constant attempt at following and defining a line that officially doesn’t exist.