220 x 400 cm
Amna Al Baker’s Story of Land, Sea, and Stars (2023) is a multimedia installation inspired by the origins of the Arabian Peninsula’s inhabitants and their connection to the local environment. Comprising a meticulously hand-embroidered cape and a painted astronomy map depicting the sky of the Arabian Peninsula, the light-enhanced artwork looks at these inhabitants’ relationship with the land, sea and stars.
Just as the natural elements shaped people’s way of life, it also molded their identities. The artwork illuminates the interplay between the sacred and the human, light and darkness, and nature and culture, urging us to recognize the importance of preserving ancient knowledge.