Invisibly Present / Visibly Absent 

The Art of Sam Husseini 

On the night of March 11, I loaded up the car with my art for the show "Invisibly Present / Visibly Absent". The following day I unloaded it and put the art back into my home. A virus invisible to the human eye very much made itself present and much human interaction became visibly absent. 

The themes touched upon here are clearly related to environmental concerns, but don't depend on a certain carbon level becoming a tipping point in terms of climate disruption. Rather, much of the work is rooted in the wider notion of what our relationship should be with Nature. Our hubris needs to be tempered, our desire to control and conquer Nature needs to be checked. Failing to do so does tremendous damage to the outside world and to our inner lives. 

Sam Husseini, 2020