AYONHA (2022)

Titled after the Libyan singer - Hamid Al-Shaeri's song "Ayonha" was released in 1983. "Ayonha" in English translates to "Her Eyes." This book is a collection of drawings and collages of objects, memorabilia, and imagery, all from the perspective of Sarkez's lived experience. Representing a part of herself often unseen, to a position of loving. Prompting one to consider their own path to conceptualizing identity, as it pertains to ideas and gestures of home, truth, tradition, and visibility.

100 Risograph printed copies. 33 Pages.
5.25 x 8 in
13.3 x 20.3 cm

Printed as a Copy Shop Resident in collaboration with Endless Editions

Collected by Thomas J. Watson Library, Special Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2023)

Presented at Printed Matter: East Village Zine Fair, Performance Space, New York, NY, (2023), Brooklyn Art Book Fair, Amant Foundation, New York, NY (2023), New York Art Book Fair x Printed Matter (2022), Printing the Future: Riso Revolution, Curated by Panayiotis Terzis, Diefirma NYC Gallery, New York, NY (2022)

Available online at Printed Matter, and in person @ Chelsea and St.Marks locations

مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّٰه