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