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Sculpture: Wood, Rubber, Environmental, Manipulated on Other.
This work is autobiographical and speaks to a time past in the artists' life. A life-size recreation of the back half of a dhow cradled within wooded beams as though it is dry-docked or under construction. The boat is made out of Styrofoam, a banal material that is discarded in our everyday life. Out of the cutaway section of the boat lays the limp body of a gazelle cast in silicone. The gazelle references death of a landscape, a culture and an era of the Persian Gulf. The position of the gazelle mimics the sleeping dog in Lucian Freud’s painting David and Eli, 2003-04. Like in Freud’s painting the animal’s body drapes towards the viewer, entering our space with its luscious surface, reminding us of our own frailness
Size: 88 W x 63 H x 82 in
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Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection