I went to the Fuller to see the paper clay main exhibit. It was fabulous
and each piece amazing.
Yet it was another exhibit at the end of my stay that left the strongest impression. Michelle Samour explores boundaries and diaspora through traditional Palestinian crafts.
She uses mirror images of the outlines of Israel, Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem to make her modern take on traditional local artistry. The work was both mind provoking and stunning.
Her range was from tapestry to cut out mother of pearl.
My favorite was the hand made abaca paper dyed in saffron pigment and hand painted with gouache and acrylic, with pieces of mother of pearl.