‘Gravity’ is a sculptural installation assembled from white painted bricks and fabric. The piece depicts a surface upon which Muslims perform their obligatory prayer, Salah. Traditionally, a prayer mat is made from fabric, and is often marked by tassels at its ends. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the performance of Salah forms the foundation of the faith. The essence of Salah is to build and purify one's heart and character, and to 'Guide us to the straight Path'. The artwork faces the Qiblah, the direction towards which all Muslims pray.
‘Imprints’ is a sculptural installation depicting a Muslim prayer mat. In Islamic tradition, a Muslim is obliged to perform the prayer ritual |Salah| five times a day, in which one humbles themselves in front of Allah through various actions including prostration. The sculpture is marked by the imprints left behind after a person's performance of the Salah. Made from raw clay, the material is symbolic of the Islamic belief that man and woman are created from clay. The organic and pure nature of the piece is a further allegory of the spiritually purifying conduct of worship. The artwork faces the Qiblah, the direction towards which all Muslims pray.