Saida

 

In the Saida series, Naifeh isolates the essential elements of important examples of Islamic architecture and transforms them into a series of wall and floor installations. The individual components in these radiating amalgamations of squares are crafted from painted canvas, plated metals, and limestone and granite. They are formatted to create cumulative star-like wholes, underscoring the compositions’ modular nature and the strict mathematical progression that defines the relationship of the parts to the whole.

 

Selected works from the Saida series are exhibited below. You can select individual works for an expanded view. For availability and pricing inquiries, please contact us

 

Saida XIX: Copper Leaf

2013. Copper leaf on wood. 42 x 81 in., 106.7 x 205.7 cm.

Saida XXX: Venetian Blue

2010. Acrylic on 60 canvases. 87 x 87 in., 221 x 221 cm.

Saida XVII: Gold Leaf

2013. Gold leaf on wood. 42 x 81 in., 106.7 x 205.7 cm.

Saida V: Iridescent Gold

1998. Acrylic on 60 canvases. 120 x 120 in., 304.8 x 304.8 cm.

Saida III: Iridescent Copper

2013. Copper-plated steel, 132 pieces. 144 x 300 in., 365.8 x 762 cm.

Saida I: Black

1998. Enamel on 60 canvases. 120 x 120 in., 304.8 x 304.8 cm.

Saida XIII: Iridescent Copper

1998. Acrylic on 60 canvases. 120 x 120 in., 304.8 x 304.8 cm.