Desperately Seeking Paradise I | C Print + DIASEC, and Stainless Steel
3 x 3 x 3 meters | 2007-08
Rasid Rana’s large sculptural work, “Desperately Seeking Paradise”, presents an assortment of conceptual and visual perspectives, which allow the work to tow the line between abstraction and representation. From one side the piece seems to be a minimal abstract work, which mirrors only the space around it from another we see embedded photographs of skyscrapers, and the work resembles a glossy chunk taken from a high-rise building, which reflects the virtual skyline around. The visual sequence comes to its height when we realize that the images of high-rise buildings are created with the help of hundreds of tiny images of house from Lahore, artist’s hometown in Pakistan. By containing both abstract and representational elements, Desperately Seeking Paradise comments on the boundaries of idealism as well as the perceptual dissimilarities between illusion and reality.
Today is the 244th anniversary of Paul Revere famous ride announcing that the British were coming. I’m wearing my #StampAct shirt that I got in #Boston and thinking about re-reading some of #ForeverWar , which is one of the best books 📖 I’ve read on the #IraqWar
Here is an extremely rare Iraqi Army uniform that has patches for the Iraqi Military Intelligence. This type of camo is based off the ISOF digital camo and has seen limited use with the Iraqi Military Intelligence and ISOF during the War on ISIS. The style is made for officers.