Coming from a broken family, the dollhouse possibly exists and grows with me as an escape. Home for me is split in two worlds, sometimes into two genders. I am interested in the imagined, ideal domestic space and the woman’s place in it. My work allows me to investigate the social construction of gender and family as a social institution to examine the makeup of a “happy home”. This piece is one of a three part series of assemblages created to represent the self as merely a container of sentimentalities.
I transformed an old cutlery container into an imagined domestic space.

– Sahyr Sayed, “Safekeep & Other Illnesses I”

Selected Works