View 1 of Lot 22. Garden of Paradise.
View 1 of Lot 22. Garden of Paradise.
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Shahad Al Azzaz

Garden of Paradise

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property sold to benefit charities supporting the Beirut Explosion, 4th of August 2020

Shahad Al Azzaz

Shahad Al Azzaz

Garden of Paradise

Garden of Paradise

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

Property sold to benefit charities supporting the Beirut Explosion, 4th of August 2020

Shahad Al Azzaz

Garden of Paradise


2020

Hand tufted bamboo silk

300 x 200 cm ; 118 2/16 x 78 3/4 in.


The work was conceived for Nomad St Moritz 2020, in collaboration with Isabelle Dubern and Anna Zaoui, The Invisible Collection.  

Donated by: ARTinD - with Shahad AlAzzaz, Alia Dawood and Oliva Sartogo
Beyond an architect’s garden - Shahad Alazzaz “Further than the extent of physical space, urban planning, landscape and scale, gardens are a beautiful source of life. We are always concerned about the aesthetics of gardens and efforts to preserve environment neglecting the fact that gardens are products of nature where prosperity and demise are a natural process that should not be interrupted by mankind. This should not be looked at as an inconvenience. In fact, it is beauty, quality and purity. This is what makes a garden unique in the visual arts world; its dialogue with time.”

Based on the significance of rugs in the Arab world as a form of storytelling, Curator Alia Dawood and Oliva Sartogo invited a group of architects to create original designs tapping into the concept of “The Garden of Paradise”. This idea of an archetypal, heavenly garden has always been an inspiration to artisans and artists alike for experimentation, creativity and storytelling. In the garden, shadows are created, flora and fauna compete for sunlight, and marking out of territory can all be related to the idea of the garden as a domestic scape.