Hessa Al Saman
A Senior Capstone Exhibition
جفاف (Jafaaf), Arabic for ‘dryness’, is the title of a series of paintings that collectively describes Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is a dry desert surrounded by hundreds of islands and beautiful beaches. Its landscape, is not only rich with culture and heritage, but shrouded in mystery and full of precious findings. The sea was the main source of income for the people of Abu Dhabi, and in it lies the struggles of people from the past – pearl divers, fishermen, and those crossing the sea for business. The land of this country that my ancestors walked upon, which under lies priceless archeological findings of human settlements from thousands of years ago, inspires me. Moreover, my artwork explores the concepts- dryness,wetness- and their symbiotic relationship as it relates to the natural landscape of Abu Dhabi which affected the history of this country.
On view: April 10th–16th, 2016.
Opening reception: Sunday April 10th, 2016 at 5pm