The Cloak paintings are made with spray paint on canvas. These large paintings re-create Elijah’s cloak. It is believed to be common among nomadic tribes during Elijah’s time to wear a large outer cloak covering most of the body that was used as a blanket at night and a layer of protection during the day. The cloak paintings describe folds in the fabric, and record traces of dirt, vegetation, or smoke, and maybe even sounds, sights, and smells which could have adhered to the prophet’s worn-out cloak throughout his journey.
“Garments” are Cloak drawings that use thin tissue and tracing paper as a base. Drawing on such surfaces with graphite and chalk often damages these fragile materials. This initiates a Sisyphean process of mending the tears by layering, taping, and stapling, only to re-draw and re-tear again, and so on.