48 '' x 48 ''
This pair of tapestries was inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis. While conceptualizing this piece, I imagined how it would feel to be uprooted from a land you've known for millennia and be driven to an alien environment. In trauma we often pick a visual point to focus on, to get us through to the other side. This is my representation of what the Syrian people might look to in the darkness, on their forced migration. It is displayed as a diptych; one piece represents their homeland in Syria and the other represents the shifting land where they hope to find sanctuary. The title is also a nod to the fact that while the sky may seem like their only constant, it too is ever changing.
These hand woven wall hangings were made with a combination of 15+ different natural and recycled fibers including: Icelandic Lopi wool, silk, mohair, cotton, alpaca, linen and mull (an open-weave linen). It is hanging on an white hand-painted oak dowel, suspended by a piece of deerskin leather.