"American Mihrab"

Three sculptural wall pieces done in collaboration with Elyse Pignolet.
Each approx. 65" x 40" x 10", 2009.
Wood and ceramic.

Photos show works under construction, Aug. 2009.

A mihrab is a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the "qibla", that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying.

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 "American Mihrab #4"   In collaboration with Elyse Pignolet, 2011. 21" x 16" x 2". Ceramic,  
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 View visitors to PPOW Gallery, New York   Sept. 2010. 
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 "American Mihrab v.3" in collaboration with Elyse Pignolet   Ceramic on wood, 2010. 60" x 45" x 6". 
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 "American Mihrab (White)"   In Collaboration with Elyse Pignolet, 2009. Wood and Ceramic, 65" x 40" x 10". 
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 "American Mihrab (Blue)"    Collaboration with Elyse Pignolet, 2009. Wood and Ceramic, 65" x 40" x 10". 
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 Wooden armature     
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 Hand-making unique ceramic tiles     
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 Glazed and ready to fire     
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 Fired and ready for application