Mezquitas de Puerto Rico (Mosques of Puerto Rico)in collaboration with Alia Farid
2014. Pile and kilim prayer rugs
An ongoing collaboration between Alia Farid and Jesús "Bubu" Negrón on the representation of Islam in the Caribbean. Renderings/depictions have so far resulted in a series of prayer rugs of mosques in the Puerto Rican towns of Hatillo, Vega Alta, Fajardo, Rio Piedras, and Ponce, and postcards of the same places. For the carpet-kilims series, the mosques were photographed in the spring of 2013 and later interpreted by weavers from Mashhad, Iran.