The Gathering is a hand-carved concrete installation, with each of the five pieces representing a figure. It is both a group coming together and a meeting place. The number five has great spiritual and personal significance for Halima, as it frequently recurs in her life such as representing her family of five, which includes the child she lost. The number five also carries deep meaning within the sciences, religions and in Numerology. It represents a desire to explore, which we encourage you to do with her work.
Halima’s distinctive style comprises of deeply carved, complex patterns, which draw inspiration from geometry found in nature, architectural surroundings and her heritage. She says ‘with all materials there are different possibilities and limitations which impact what you are able to do with the final sculpture. With concrete I am able to be more spontaneous and abstract.’