In this work, Al Solh uses the familiar, mass-produced textiles that are common as bedcovers and blankets in family homes in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. The artist has pierced their surface with small holes, and hemmed them with thread. This recalls the artist’s childhood memories of being frightened and unable to sleep during the Lebanese Civil War. Her mother would allow her to make small tears in her pyjamas and sew them shut as a form of meditative distraction.

Suspended in the gallery like tents, the hole-studded surface of these blankets might be read as bullet-pocked ceilings or skies full of stars. Accompanied by children singing lullabies and the sound of sewing and knitting, the work speaks to the experience of refugees, and the modest comfort found in needle and thread.