The two “Entities” pieces are a celebration of ephemeral, coincidentally created compositions; the photographs were taken seconds before the pieces were destroyed by the effect of time and unstoppable physical transformation. Water-based paint spreads and cracks after it's dried, and organic matter loses its color, decomposes, and disintegrates. These phenomena cannot be stopped, but can be captured with a camera’s lens.

Entities, 2014
Digital Photograph
50 x 37.5 cm

The photograph captures an accidental composition created after folding in half a 4 x 6 cm paper that served as a gouache palette during a study of technique. The Rorschach aesthetic that was produced urged me to spot different abstract representations at different angles. I then showed the photograph to diverse people as a social experiment to see the imaginative possibilities that this composition sparks. The most common answers included animal figures and scenes of love and dance.

Entities II, 2014
Digital Photograph
50 x 37.5 cm

While having Italian food in Beirut, the residue of balsamic sauce on my plate triggered the memory of my first Entities piece. I took this photo to celebrate the impermanence I observed repeated once more.