Pomegranate trees grow wild in my ancestral homeland, Azerbaijan, and are one of the first things that come to mind when I think about that landscape. The flower was drawn on paper then transferred onto encaustic surface in order to achieve this faint, dream-like image, which alludes to a distant memory. The rug cut-out represents the fragmented nature of diasporic living and stands as metaphor for international borders.
45.72 × 60.96 × 3.81 cm
Encaustic, oil, charcoal, colored conte and textile on cradled wood panel