Beauty of Destruction

Mariam Dawood
School of Visual Arts & Design


The purpose of my study is to express the pain and the void that is left after the most trusted one deeply betrays you and as a result my family suffered and grieved. So, I worked on a Banyan tree which has many memories of my family. The tree happened to be the only evidence for our happy life. I photographed the tree closely and fabricated those visuals while keeping the focus element on the roots by weaving them i achieved the rough texture and the struggle between the moustaches of the tree aswell as the struggle between my family growth. By using weaving as my technique I tried relating it to our situation how my mother gathered us together and gave us the strength to rise again. My work revolves around the four words i focused on Tragedy, Betrayal, Sacrifice and hope. I designed light structures out of those hand-woven weaves to indicate the light as the hope that I use to see in my mother, Through that difficult time she managed to be a light of hope.

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