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Picture of the Day
June 2, 2021


Yaroub Al-Obaidi (right)
suggested the Al-Mudhif collaboration when he chanced to attend a talk Sarah gave
where she outlined her intention to use phragmites as a sculptural material in her Water Spirit project. Being from Iraq, he was familiar with the mudhifs she showed as examples. Similar to how I'm helping with the structural aspects of her installations, Yaroub recruited his brother Mohaned (left) to lead the mudhif construction. After a couple of slogging days digging and grading the rocky sloped terrain, it's starting to take shape, with three of five planned arches roughly in place.