Alone in America, 2011 and 2017
Created using a kaleidoscope, the piece speaks of the the Arab spring of 2011. It was a reflection on personal distress about loved ones and discontent with how media turned a blind eye to what happened in Bahrain, my mothers home country.
I spent many nights glued to the TV of my small apartment hoping to hear something, anything. At the same time hate crimes were on the rise here in the US, and a couple of mosques were vandalized. I decided to watch the frustrating news with a small kaleidoscope. In a way it was a barrier that diffused my anger, but it also worked as a symbolism of a discontent with my fragmented reality.