Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Irak Sky

These photographs were taken while flying above Iraq whilst on a commercial flight from Dubai to London on 29th February, 2008. I made paper planes out of yellow post-its and stuck them on the window. It is comment on the war, on the world and on the hope, and I choose to use ‘Irak’ in Spanish and sky in English. The title is macaronic, using the English word `sky’ and the Spanish spelling of Iraq, `Irak’.

This work was first shown at the Concourse Gallery in London and then in Mexico City at FEMACO (Feria México Arte Contemporáneo), with buyers from international and Mexican galleries as well as collectors.