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Ohel (Tents) series
oil on board
4" x 5"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on paper
13" x 27"
2010
Guwr
oil on paper mounted on wood
20" x 20"
2010
Guwr
oil on paper mounted on wood
30" x 12"
2010
Guwr
oil on paper
9" x 13"
2011
Guwr
oil on paper
2010
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on paper
12" x 10"
2010
Guwr
oil on paper
9" x 12"
2010
Guwr
oil on paper mounted on wood
8" x 11"
2010
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas, triptych
4" x 18"
2012
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
4" x 6"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
4" x 5"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
4" x 6"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
4" x 6"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
4" x 6"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2011
Baqa
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2011
Baqa
oil on canvas, diptych
8" x 6"
2011
Qahal
oil on canvas, triptych
4" x 18"
2012
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2011
Baqa
oil on canvas, diptych
8" x 5"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas, diptych
8" x 6"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas, diptych
8" x 5"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2011
Habasselet
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2011
Ohel (Tents) series
oil on canvas
6" x 4"
2010

In this body of work, I built several tent sculptures out of paper tea boxes and used them as the subjects of my 2D work. Because I had developed tendinitis in both forearms, I was unable to hold a brush in my hands, so I learned to draw and paint by gripping it between my teeth. The process yielded a new kind of mark-making, economical and intimate. All the paintings in Ohel are mouth paintings. While the illness that led to this temporary disability has waned significantly, the experimental mark-making process that emerged continues to inform my practice.