East/West—West/East — 2017.
Gouache and printed text on Canson paper 224 g/m².
150 × 100 cm (59 × 39 in) each.
Solo exhibition Travelers and Strangers,
Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, 2017.
Drawing, left (East/West): A Belgian-Armenian pianist goes from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Ramallah, West Bank, to give concerts and piano lessons at the Conservatory of Music. She also goes to visit Jerusalem, 10 miles away, through the Qalandia checkpoint, as well as to Nablus, in the north (green line).
Drawing, right (West/East): A Palestinian goes from Yatta, West Bank, to Tel Aviv, Israel, without a permit to work on a construction site for three weeks. If arrested, he can be sent to jail and get a big fine (red line).
The pianist comments
on her arrival to Ramallah.
A Palestinian worker goes from Yatta,
West Bank (center), to Tel Aviv,
Israel (top left).
The Palestinian worker comments
on his working and travelling conditions.