Sara Abdu’s current work is based on the repetitive movement of her hand drawing a shape she has always incorporated in her previous work. The shape is meaningless beyond being the output of the artist's unconscious hand movement while immersed in her inner world. In its entirety, the work is a testament to the journey the artist experiences in executing her drawing. The stages she passes through are documented in the irregularity of the shape, its imprint on the paper and the shade of the ink.
This is a personal journey the artist embarked on. The source for the project was a prayer mat she inherited from a dear uncle who passed away. This mat has been a companion on multiple trips and bore witness to a lifetime of memories the artist is eager to be the gate keeper even if not the code breaker. She translates the years of ownership into the size her drawing will end up be, as if drawing a parallel timeline of replicated experiences.
Can transcendence through repetition allow her to reach that inner state of true self, abstracted from external intrusions? Can reaching this state build a thrusting energy to allow her inner self to shine pure and absolute?