The Taking is an installation of 29 painted fragments and accompanying wall text. Each fragment depicts a detail of actual source material primarily Western in origin— but chosen for its connection to the rich visual legacy of Iran and its neighbors. The museum-like wall text treats Persian and Iraqi contributions as central. The Taking is about acknowledging forgotten sources, and the need to build a new narrative from scraps.
Included in The Janet & Walter Sondheim 2019 Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition.
Gesso, acrylic, glitter, epoxy resin and Wikki Stix on panel, 36” x 48”
Gesso and acrylic on panel, 32” x 39”
Gesso, acrylic and glitter on panel, 39” x 32”
Gesso, acrylic and glitter on panel, 12” x 12”