Doors of Tripoli
Originally uploaded by la_v_i_k_a
Having lost contact with women--net friends-- in Tripoli, how to express what it means?
Eman el Obeidi giving voice.
Admiring for quite a while now, I chose Hibo's photographs of the Old Doors of Tripoli, here as inspiration and reference for these buttons, which are still green--unfired.
Doors...for so many reasons.
I have trepidation. Is it trivial to reference so much in buttons? What happens when I sell my buttons? Probably, artists who have long known they are artists have already answered such questions for themselves. I'm not sure I have .
I want people, I want other women, to care. To take it upon their clothing.
And if they don't know and they don't care?
Maybe some satisfaction in knowing they have unwittingly been made to bear witness.