Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Figs

I ate what are probably, possibly, definitely the last two apricots from the tree here in Eden today – so warm and ripe they tasted more like mango. On the … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Knowledge, bitter and sweet

What I know about ceramics could be written on the back of a small exhibition label. But I do know that there is something about the solidity and heft and … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: exhibition review – Darat al-Funun

Electronic Intifada, 9th July 2012 In the picturesque surroundings of the Darat al Funun gallery in downtown Amman, Jordan, artist Jumana Abboud stands squeezing lemon after lemon by hand, using … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: Rebuilding Jordan's desert castles

The Arab Review, 27th June 2012 With reconstruction work in full swing, the setting inside the palace is as strange as the view from outside. The elegant green marble pillars … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Conserving the Ain Ghazal statues

From the Visit Madaba twitter feed, this is an intriguing (if you have archaeology geek tendencies) video on the conservation of the Ain Ghazal statues from Jordan. These wonderful, spooky, … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment