Here I intend to show the migration of my father from Alexandria, Egypt to Mexico City, Mexico and back to Egypt.
The starting point is the 3rd black square from left to right following downward and then it disperses throughout on to different places and finally coming back home.
He, as a youngster, was sent to boarding school in Alexandria. Later he went to Europe to finish his studies and lived there for some years. Afterwards he settled in Mexico City where I was born. The piece, I hope, reflects not only the migration of my father but, also some of the challenges encountered such as disruptions, blockroads, broken dreams and purposes before finally going back home to Egypt.
About Liberty Worth & "Where We Have Been & Where We Hope To Be"
Liberty Worth is a native of Los Angeles- a city of grit, diversity and great natural beauty. Influenced by the power of art and nature to soothe trauma and bring peace, she creates works that reflect natural wonder and quiet beauty from both new and discarded or repurposed materials. Where We Have Been and Where We Hope to Be is her current series of quilts created as a meditation on grief, hopes, and history in response to the murder of George Floyd and protests in 2020. She constructs these quilts using scraps of African fabrics in simple blocks.
She extended this practice and created a series of videos and materials from her own work and some of the materials from the Inbreak Residency - and pitched it to a small diverse group of friends and colleagues. The participants created works of their own. Each went through the steps of learning the materials (Session 1), mapping their heritage (Session 2), honoring their grief (Session 3) and investigating hope (Session 4). Digital artists turned the project digital, writers wrote profound statements and visual artists pushed boundaries. This is their work. Liberty’s quilts, their paper & digital quilts - some of which she has created back into quilts. Each artist has written a statement about their work.