A British Council Residency in The City of the Dead, Cairo

Work was made in collaboration with craftspeople in The City of the Dead, and Archinos Architecture. The materials employed – gold, clay, glass, gypsum, raw pigments, metal, mother of pearl and limestone – explore historical techniques and embrace the history of trade and cultural exchange in Egypt.
Exhibited at the Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaytbay Mosque and Mausoleum.

Exhibition view at Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaytbay Mosque and Mausoleum

 

Clay, handblown glass and gold leaf

 

Solar bark, watercolour on paper

 

Unfired clay from Aswan with earth pigments

 

 Clay and pigment on paper

 

Unfired clay, mother of pearl and feathers from the pigeon houses in The City of the Dead

 

Gypsum and egg tempera

 


 

 

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