Thursday, November 24, 2016

UK artist reframes Islam through her working class roots

By Catherine Chapman
Installation Design Process (and the Working Class) by artist Catherine Borowski. Image: Aron Klein
UNITED KINGDOM---For British artist Catherine Borowski, growing up on a North London council estate with a mother who had converted to Islam was not without its challenges. With Titled Design Process (and the Working Class), however, life between two worlds has now been translated into an installation exploring her own identity. Borowski utilizes a minimalistic material-driven approach to construct a sculpture of 520 upright wood spindles, geometrical symmetry, and familiar materials that give nod to both Western and Islamic cultures, which became apparent to Borowski long after beginning the piece. [link]