Interform (1960 – 1962)

Saloua Raouda Choucair

12 x 49 x 12 cm

Sharjah Art Foundation Collection

By the time Saloua Choucair had stopped painting in the 1960s, her ‘modules’ were ripe for three-dimensional translation. Inspired by the deconstruction and re-imagination of Islamic geometric forms, Choucair created Interform, a wooden block carved with curved voids that recalls the skeleton of a high-rise building. The work was followed by the series ‘sculptural poems’, pointing to Arabic poetry’s structural influence. ‘I wanted rhythm like the poetic meter, to be at once more independent and interlinked,’ she once noted.