There Was a Cafe at The Crossraods
Custom Made Diamond Grade Reflective Aluminum Sign. steel.   48x36x2 inch each   2023

a series of two custom-made signs. The text There Was a Cafe at the Crossroads references a song well-known in the pan-Arab world. The song is performed by Lebanese singer Fairuz in the 1974 musical "Lulu" by the Rahbani brothers. It tells the story of a woman returning home after a long absence to find that nothing is the same. The song has become a patriotic Arab song that speaks about feelings of homesickness in the Arab diaspora. For the Arabic reader, only a few words can be recognized. For the non-Arabic reader, the text is ambiguous. It confronts them with their inability to fully understand the piece.