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Inshallah (“God willing” in Arabic) is a project exploring the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan, drawing on my childhood fantasies … Read More
Inshallah (“God willing” in Arabic) is a project exploring the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan, drawing on my childhood fantasies romanticizing the military and intertwined with personal conflicts. I create a dark fairy tale filled with my fears and dreams, based on a fascination with the army’s strength and order, set on the front lines of what has become America’s longest running war in history. Mesmerized by the complexity of the Afghan chaos, I strive to better comprehend my personal relationship to these wars: two empires, two mentalities, same battlefield, twelve years apart. Read Less
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"Cloud above Zerok” from the “Inshallah” series. 
Archival pigment print 20x20'' on 23x23'' canvas.

Inshallah (“God willing” in Arabic) is a project exploring the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan, drawing on my childhood fantasies romanticizing the military and intertwined with personal conflicts.
I create a dark fairytale filled with my fears and dreams, based on a fascination with the army’s strength and order, set on the front lines of what has become America’s longest running war in history. Mesmerized by the complexity of the Afghan chaos, I strive to better comprehend my personal relationship to these wars: two empires, two mentalities, same battlefield, twelve years apart.
 "Blast wall in Pasab” from the “Inshallah” series.

Archival pigment print 20x20'' on 23x23'' canvas.
"US soldier during an ambush in Kandahar” from the “Inshallah” series.

Archival pigment print 20x20'' on 23x23'' canvas.
"Suicide bomber in Kabul” from the “Inshallah” series.

Archival pigment print 20x20'' on 23x23'' canvas.
"Village in Kost seen from a Black Hawk” from the “Inshallah” series.

Archival pigment print 20x20'' on 23x23'' canvas.