A ceremonial project that consist of three ceramic sculptures: a sarcophagus, a grave and a self portrait.
Sculpture, 2016 earthenware, mashed paper ca 200x80x40 cm What Lasts is a work that began when I casted my whole body in mashed paper. Using 1.5 to 2 cm cut clay slabs, I transcripted the verse of the Holy Quran that tells the story of Sodom and Gomorra: (81) And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, "Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? (82) Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people." -Surat Al-A'raf. These verses along with a few other passages continue to be used to condemn and kill LGBTQI individuals in some Islamic countries, including Sudan, where I come from. The writing was performed in fine Arabic calligraphy, such as the one used in Kaaba, the holy black house of Mecca.