Lara Chamas | Stairway | digital print on matte paper | 2017
I first saw that small rug and noticed it had been worn through down the bottom where the feet and knees go. It’s my grandmothers rug, the only thing my dad has left of her. I thought how many times did she pray on it to wear it down the ground? How many times did she seek refuge here? How much hope, how much faith, how much sanctuary? The shapes ripped out of the bottom of the print are shapes I’ve drawn, based off the original rugs damage.