Treated goatskin, hand-stitched, 165 x 86.5 x 94 cm
Not stuffed, metal rod armature - 0.8mm, 2008.
Tricycle, which I used as reference for the work - Rest, is a frequent sight in Lahore city. This kind of tricycle is often used by beggars and by persons who need wheelchair assistance. Besides serving a very specific purpose that may vary from person using it, the tricycle for me was also a sign that could metaphorically speak about the connections between economic social status, hardships, contradictions and vulnerability of both human and non-human animal in Pakistan.
Rest and photographic series Break 1 and Break 2 were displayed together with Hold On at Fukuoka Asian art Triennale, 2009. All of these three works are in the permanent collection of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
Exhibition display view at 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2009), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
Photograph © Sajana Joshi