Ina Arraouni’s new series, “Minced Oaths”, is inspired by her time in Florence, Italy where she studied traditional etching techniques.
Made with Tetrapak cartons and other found objects on my daily walks, these etching were developed during the recent 2021 lockdown. A move towards a more sustainable practice in terms of materials, space, and time is reflected in the ideas addressed in each work about the alarming environmental challenges we face due to overconsumption and consumerism.
The preserving jar is a recurring motif in her work which highlights practices of cultural continuity in the face of constant change and the necessity to adapt. The compositions are influenced by the architecture and ominous, metaphysical landscapes of Italian artist Giorgio De Chirico.