Glass, mercury, heating plate
60 x 14 x 14 inches
TATHEER DARYANI [1980, Karachi]
The works of Tatheer Daryani are mostly autobiographical but allow the viewer to re-interpret them as per their own experience and perception. She uses blood and mercury in her work. It is a quality of mercury that once lost from containment it is almost impossible to retrieve. Its mercurial like its name. She combines in glass vessels, mercury with her own blood- creating a new and fantastical amalgam as industrial material merges with organic bodily elements. This bears the visual qualities of a strange emotive jewel.