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  The Art Residency in Malaysia, March, April and May 2010  
     
 

I was invited in 2006 to a residency at the University Technology Mara in Kelantan – Malaysia, during a month of work there I was able to produce four wood sculptures that were exhibited along with works by three other Jordanian artists and ten Malaysian artists, one of which was Juhari Said.

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sculptures created in Malaysia during the 2006 residency

That residency was my introduction to wood, after my return to Jordan I started producing wood sculptures some of which were exhibited in my first solo exhibition October 2008 in Amman. Wood became my favorite material.

Juhari Said, one of the best Malaysian print makers had generously invited me to work and stay at his place: Akal Diulu (the source of mind / inspiration). Located just outside Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by a jungle, next to a river, with as much wood as I could eat and tools and studio space to work… Heaven.

Below are pictures of my five sculptures created there during the residency.

 

Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 125 x 170 x 60, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 125 x 170 x 60, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 125 x 170 x 60, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Matahari (the sun), wood, 64 x 19 x 36, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Matahari (the sun), wood, 64 x 19 x 36, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Matahari (the sun), wood, 64 x 19 x 36, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 25 x 21 x 40, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 20 x 18 x 20, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 35 x 30 x 89, 2010
 
Wood sculpture
 
Untitled, wood, 35 x 30 x 89, 2010
 

Below are pictures of the place where I was staying, Akal Di Ulu.

Petronas towers, KL.
 
Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur
 
The way to Akal Diulu
 
The way to Akal Diulu
Sudio
 
Juhari's print making studio
 
Sudio
 
 
 
Sudio
 
My working space
 
Sudio
 
Work in progress
 
Sudio
 
Pakjo, Juhari's assistant
 
Sudio
 
The studio with the landscape
 
Sudio
 
It rains here a lot
 
Sudio, maditation area.
 
Meditation/sketching area.
 
Juhari's house.
 
Juhari's house
 
Home.
 
Home
 
The river.
 
The river
 
The river.
 
The river
 
The surrounding.
 
The surrounding