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Tamara “Solem” Al-Issa is a Syrian/Filipina Toronto-based sculptural artist with a focus on conveying  preservation of time.

1. Solem’s work pulls from memories of the architecture and community within SWANA and Southeast Asia thorough exploring familiar shapes, colours and textures from these regions in which she found comfort. 

2. We have the ability to revisit timelines– to reutrn to a place that may feel lost, or one that has never existed– through finding peace in yearning. 

3. To find the peace in yearning is to bridge the metaphysical gap between the physical self and the essence of Home, and therefore, exist in multiple places at once.

4. Clay is a multidimensional mirror. It is affectionate, communicative, intuitive and confrontational.