Ink, linseed oil, water on paper (12" x 12.5"). First Place Award, Two-Dimensional Category, Sadat Art for Peace Competition: Confronting Prejudice and Hate, The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University of Maryland at College Park (2018)
It is often said that oil and water do not mix. Yet, when placed on a surface, they come together forming blots and swirls. One element shapes the other until they find a perfect balance. The blotting and swirling can be captured with ink, forming a pattern, one that I imagine as being ancient, the strength of which lies in the coexistence of materials that have a different density and polarity.