Site-specific installation in my father’s apartment
Carpet from the site, salt, rose branches from site, pencil drawing of quote from my father's book.
This portrait of my father was created in his then dining room in the area where he ripped out the carpet. The project was influenced by what was at the time, a mysterious experience described by some as spiritual and some as psychotic. During this experience my father smelled the fragrance of roses everywhere. My dad has spent much of his life studying Sufism, and in one of his books, The Rose Garden, by Sa’di, I read a verse that I felt encapsulated my father’s experience. I wrote that verse on the walls.