Simone Fattal Shares the Hardest Part of Being an Artist, and Why It’s Worth It to Keep Fighting

Photography by Christophe Beauregard and courtesy of the artist.

The art world doesn’t interest Simone Fattal. The Syria-born, Lebanon-raised painter and sculptor has spent the last decades in a different temporality, experimenting with the primordial nature of clay and the ancient texts—like the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, Works and Days—that fuel her sculptural archaeology. The ceramic civilizations she spawns give these epics a new life, forging space in a “headless world” to consider humanity’s odyssey.

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