Ishtar
Ishtar
2014

Photographic Print

100x100cm

Edition 5 +2 AP

 

The prevalence of unmanned vehicles utilized in contemporary military operations and civilian use flying above the skies of the Middle East directly invokes the ancient myths of Babylonia. Babylonian civilization reflects ancient flying accounts on record in the ‘Halkatha Law’, which stated that flying was a gift of God for saving one’s life.  The most famous God, Ishtar was both the representation of love and war, able to fly above the horizon of the fertile plains.  This work is based on the 2011 Iranian capture of a US military stealth drone in Kashmar near the Afghanistan border. After its controlled landing and public display, children’s toys where manufactured based on the drone's unmistakable design and I have since arranged them into a classical Islamic geometric pattern. The contemporary sky is now filled with new legends with the power to invoke judgment. 



Ishtar 2

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Edition 5 +2 AP



Ishtar 3

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100x100cm

Edition 5 +2 AP



Ishtar 4

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100x100cm

Edition 5 +2 AP



Ishtar 5

Photographic Print

100x100cm

Edition 5 +2 AP