South Asian British Textile Shop

South Asian British Textile Shop

This drawing also explores the Storage Room. Two ways of comprehending space interweave with each other. A simple rendering of the outline of a sea container of the kind used for shipping goods is rendered in Western conventional perspective, a drawing system used from the Renaissance onwards, suggesting illusionistic space which it would take linear time to traverse. Across this floats an embroidered fragment of Islamic geometric ornament, capable of endless repetition, suggesting the multi-centred endlessness of the divine, outside all time. The hanging threads tangle the drawing, the two ways of envisioning space.