This piece is from artist Lena Kassicieh’s new line of ceramics ‘Faloodeh and Sopapillas’ produced in 2021; this series was created with inspiration from the artist’s personal movements and connections in Dubai and New Mexico, and special foods that she cherishes in both places. Sopapillas being a doughy and honey-filled pastry made by Native American communities in New Mexico, and Faloodeh being the Iranian rose-water ice cream that she first discovered as a comfort food when she moved to Dubai.
About the Artist
Lena Kassicieh is a Palestinian-American anthropologist, ceramicist, and multidisciplinary artist based in Dubai, UAE. Her work is interdisciplinary and experimental in its nature, including illustrations, ceramics, collages, paintings, and photographs. Throughout the various mediums in which she works, elements of her background in anthropology and interests in the psychology of human activity emerge. The artist aims to create a sense of whimsy, playfulness, and curiosity throughout her work, and ceramics are the primary medium for her experiments with form, shape, and composition.