COMBAT, 2016, BURLAP, IRON & SAND (10ft X 4.2ft); Armed forces. Fighting. I am on land. I remember my father’s combat uniform that he would often wear in peace, I think every Friday. The combat uniform too had all the regalia. Decorated with his stars and medals, it looked beautiful. But, there is the other side of the combat, which I have physically not seen. This side is harsh, cruel, and
painful. They both have to co-exist just like the nail with a beautiful head and sharp stem These two sides of the nail decorate both sides of the burlap in different ways.
Now, I am in space. I see the earth from a distance. I see many fragmented pieces of land. It is dark but the cities are lit up. They all look, more or less, to be a part of the same Earth. Now, I am back on land. I realize they are separate countries. There are borders and boundaries. It is a map.