Intricacies of Wholeness [Samar Hejazi]
Intricacies of Wholeness, 2020
Fibre art, printmaking
17" x 6.3" x 2.76 "
The Intricacies of Wholeness is a process driven series in which I use the visual language of Palestinian embroidery (tatreez) as well as the ritualistic dimensions of its practice to create work that reflect on the notion of self identification and belonging.
Through these media I explore the perception of boundary identification as a continual and incessant materializing of possibilities in time and space. The series comprises of textile artworks constructed without fabric challenging the belief that embroidery only exists with the support of fabric. I use this technique as a metaphor to crack assumed matrices of structure and stability while opening an infinite number of possibilities of perception. I attempt to reveal the complexities of boundaries and question what is considered substance in the identification of a body. This series encourages the viewer to realize that perception of boundaries are continuous interpretations based in the encounter between themselves and the other.