Size: 12"W x 12"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Wood wall sculpture. Each cube is handpainted and then applied to a white base randomly. Experimenting with color was the inspiration for this piece as well as obsession with squares. Mirrors are applied to several cubes. Please handle with care(try not to drop on a hard surface) so not to crack the mirrors.
ART STATEMENT In my work, I use purposely cut glass then I take the pieces and group them together again to form a message with words or images. I’ve discovered broken glass to be extremely reflective in its deformed state. The broken glass formed as new, reveals the capacity of regeneration. My work examines disengagement and evolution. I chose glass as a medium for its reflective qualities as well as fragility. It echoes our human state of existence. Out of destruction, comes renewal. I’m attracted to disintegration, fragments; art that I create comes out of a fascination for the forgotten history that is often neglected because of material focus. I use recycled mirror and tile and rhinestones. I work with wood and make wall sculptures; these are more dimensional and experimental. I also find wood very therapeutic and calming. artist bio Hayat Gul is a Kashmiri, Karachi born artist who lives and works in NJ. Hayat spent her formative years in Montreal since the age of four and has been in the US since 1991. She has shown her work at Kimmel Center NYU, MoCADA(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art), NY, Art Gotham, NY, Abrons Art Center, NYC, Air Gallery,NYC, Saffronart, NYC, Queens Museum of Art, Taubman Museum,Florence Biennale, Florence Italy, Mica Gallery, London, Canton Museum of Art. She has also worked with the refugee kids at Baqa camp in Amman, Jordan during her residency in 2010. Her pieces are in private and public collections in the US and Europe. Public collections include The National Arab American Museum in Dearborn Michigan and Arab American Family Center in Nyc. Hayat Gul is a self-taught artist and works with mixed media and shattered glass to create contemporary Islamic calligraphy and modern abstracts. Hayat also practices the ancient healing art of henna, teaches and does workshops while creating her art. hayatgul.com