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Simeen Farhat: Scripted
On view through September 17, 2022
The Grace Museum
Abilene, Texas

For more than a decade, language has been the focus of Simeen Farhat’s sculpture. Her inspiration first began with the prophetic words of poets of various Arabic languages. Later, she adopted the alphabet of Germanic and Romance languages, including English. As the subject matter moved from profound to text message jargon, the artist continued to stylize the elegant fonts in her sculptures to the point that they are no longer legible, suggesting the complex contradictions found in everyday life.

[Image: Simeen Farhat, My Voice is Shaped by Silence, 2021, cast pigmented resin, enamel, Courtesy of the artist and Cris Worley Fine Arts]