revisiting the border…

the Texas-Mexico fence at Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Last week, I dipped into the Rio Grande Valley for 24-hours to participate in an arts and literature festival. The morning after...

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23 Feb, 2018

recovering….

23 Feb, 2018

Photo by Vicente Lozano Three weeks have passed since I performed On Belonging inside the Menil Collection’s Byzantine Fresco Chapel and set up the installation on the tree outside...

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26 Jan, 2018

on belonging in houston…

26 Jan, 2018

On Belonging survey response cards placed on ajrak, a fabric from Sindh, Pakistan and Gujarat, India; participants’ mothers’ born in (left) China (right) Thailand Houston weather has been good...

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01 Dec, 2017

my tortoise is trans…

my tortoise is trans…
01 Dec, 2017

November 2015: Oskar and René’s wedding   “My tortoise is trans,” comments Tina. “She’s female actually,” explains Tina’s brother John. “But even though we’ve had the tortoise for more...

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13 Oct, 2017

revisiting a home…

13 Oct, 2017

Archive photos from my 2009 installationListening from Within that I created in honor of my father, Dr. Mohammad Sarwar, who passed away in 2009; the larger production was called...

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07 Sep, 2016

discovering the perfect markets…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Sep, 2016

Even though Pasadena is a small town, its proximity to Los Angeles and border-less connections to nearby townships means that one has a range of markets where different purchases...

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02 Sep, 2016

daily sights and pedestrian’s rights…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Sep, 2016

Each morning, stepping out – rather than driving – for my daily walk is refreshing. In most places where I’ve lived (Karachi, Austin, Houston) I’ve usually driven and parked...

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18 Aug, 2016

unpacking boxes…

18 Aug, 2016

We have to pay the city of Pasadena to obtain a parking permit, so the company that moved our belongings from Houston Pasadena can deposit our pods on our...

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15 Aug, 2016

the first day of school…

Sehba Sarwar
15 Aug, 2016

By sheer coincidence, we find a public school in Pasadena that offers similar programs to those in Minal’s Houston school – her new school is International Baccalaureate and also...

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dismantling helmut’s designer coffee table…

Sehba Sarwar

Packing and dismantling objects that we have collected for decades is more exhausting than I envisioned. In the past, I have either packed a suitcase and flown, or thrown...

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