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Susan Hefuna

Masharabiya Series (2)

Lot Closed

March 29, 02:41 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details


Susan Hefuna

b. 1962

Masharabiya Series (2)

signed and dated 2004 on the reverse

handmade wood carving and ink

41 by 31 cm. 16¼ by 12¼ in.

framed: 51.8 by 42 by 4 cm. 20¼ by 16½ by 1½ in.

Third Line Gallery, Dubai
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2006

"I was always attracted to the abstract form of structures - that of molecules, DNA, or modules -, those details in science and biology that illuminate us about the bigger structure of life. I see similarities between my drawings, which are inspired by the shape of the mashrabiya (the old latticed wooden or stone decorative screens associated with architecture) that you see in old Cairo, and the molecular structure, especially in the joins where the lines cross each other"

Rose Issa in conversation with Susan Hefuna (Xcultural codes, Susan Hefuna, 2004, p. 41)