Toab Toab Ya Bahar

Abdulla Buhijji & Noor Alwan

This art piece is inspired by a song sung by women on the shore to bid the men going to the sea farewell. Its been said that the title of the song calls out for the sea to repent. Women, back in the day, gathered palm tree leaves and wood and used it to start a fire prior to singing the song. This song represents the strength and defensive demeanor that women put on as a means of threatening and scaring the sea with fire, to ensure the safe return of their men. This installation depicts this song by gathering palm tree leaves in a sculptural manner, painted with a gradient of red to represent the burning leaves and to depict a moment of time within this song.