Artwork Details

  • Artist Etel Adnan
  • Title Mount Tamalpaïs
  • Date 2015
  • Medium Wool
  • Dimensions 170 x 212 cm
  • Credit Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Mount Tamalpaïs Image


When I die, the universe will have lost its best friend.
– Etel Adnan

A respected writer, poet and playwright, Etel Adnan’s engagement with the social world of language is a vital part of a larger, complex practice that includes painting, drawing, tapestry design and a hybrid mixture of writing, drawing and painting – the leporello. Adnan’s works in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection focus on paintings and tapestries as windows onto her inexhaustible dialogue with nature, colour and abstraction.

In this tapestry work ‘ another state of mind’ is reflected and these abstractions demonstrate her subtle power as a colourist.


Mount Tamalpaïs

Adnan, Etel

A celebrated writer, poet, artist and filmmaker, Etel Adnan is considered a leading figure in modern and contemporary art.