Johanne Allard | Qamariya Moth (Yemen), 2015
"Moths are a symbol of destruction. My sculptures of embroidered insects are a metaphor for the systematic attacks upon society, cultural fabric and land in the Levant and Arab region through war, dispossession and humanitarian imperialism. Each piece, with a flower endemic to the country it represents, tells a story through woven threads that create a topography of ruin, remembrance and resurrection. These works are an homage to the people that have welcomed me to their countries, to their homes and into their lives."
Enquiry for Johanne Allard | Qamariya Moth (Yemen), 2015
Johanne Allard | Qamariya Moth (Yemen) Figures - 2015
From the series A Feast In The Ruins
63 x 91x 9 cm
Embroidery on Metal Structure