Poem

Saloua Raouda Choucair

These are interlocking modular sculptures comprising components varying in number from three to eleven, made alternatively of wood, aluminum, brass, clay and even fiberglass. Originally called “Emboîtements” (roughly translated as “Nestings”) when she began them in the mid-1960s, they were later renamed “Kasa’id,” or “Poems,” due to Choucair’s interest in the curiously modular structure of Sufi poetry: a given stanza may stand alone, but it can also integrate the complete poem.

Date: 1963

Location: Beirut Downtown, Lebanon

Medium: Sculpture

Material: Stone

Section: Modern

Duration: Permanent

Tags:  Public Sculpture

Authorizations: Stone

Commissioner: N/A