Triggered by childhood memories, this kinetic design installation by Latifa Saeed aims to evoke recollections of a bygone UAE through the use of the natural material, palm fronds, while also contributing to the development of a contemporary Emirati aesthetic. Crab hunting has been a favourite past time among Emirati children for generations. Gabgoob is a contemporary interpretation of that memory made possible by traditional materials and modern engineering. As the user turns the handle, it sidesteps across the ground.

Artist Biography

Latifa Saeed is an Emirati artist and designer who across the fields of fine art, graphic design, advertising, branding and product design. A graduate of Zayed University, she employs an experimental approach, both conceptually and with the materials and techniques she uses, in her art practice and her design commissions. Her process often starts as a response to nostalgic memories but aims to explore notions of heritage and preservation while attempting to re-invent outdated perceptions of loca...

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Latifa Saeed
Gabgoob (from the Kinetic Khoos series)

Price:
AED 8,000.00 (+VAT)
Edition:
Limited edition of 3
Materials:
Khoos (palm frond) and bonding agent

Delivery:

Dubai: 6 business days
Other Emirates: 8-10 business days
International (including GCC): 30 business days

Triggered by childhood memories, this kinetic design installation by Latifa Saeed aims to evoke recollections of a bygone UAE through the use of the natural material, palm fronds, while also contributing to the development of a contemporary Emirati aesthetic. Crab hunting has been a favourite past time among Emirati children for generations. Gabgoob is a contemporary interpretation of that memory made possible by traditional materials and modern engineering. As the user turns the handle, it sidesteps across the ground.

Artist Biography

Latifa Saeed is an Emirati artist and designer who across the fields of fine art, graphic design, advertising, branding and product design. A graduate of Zayed University, she employs an experimental approach, both conceptually and with the materials and techniques she uses, in her art practice and her design commissions. Her process often starts as a response to nostalgic memories but aims to explore notions of heritage and preservation while attempting to re-invent outdated perceptions of loca...

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