Plaster and Photo-transfer on Panel
 7.5" x 10.5" (Each Panel)
Jaspal Birdi, 2015-16
Pearls is a series of 50 works inspired from my travels to Doha, Qatar in 2015. While in Doha I had the opportunity to explore and document the historical district once previously occupied by the local upper class, then working class. Due to changes in city dynamics and gentrification of this particular neighbourhood, these once occupied homes were in the process of being demolished. Thus making way for current architectural trends. With a single gesture of thick plaster covering each archival photo captured, each image juxtaposes contrasting ideas: to preserve and restore historical memories or erase and create for a new future.

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