Diana Al-Hadid
Syria/United States, b. 1981

What concerns me the most is how to get you to pay attention to weight and volume and space and interiors and exteriors. . . . I want to make something that seems really improbable. . . . I have enough reality in my life. Not that I live in some weird fantasy world, but I want to weigh in a little bit on the other side.

Diana Al-Hadid, “Diana Al-Hadid’s Suspended Reality,” from Art21’s digital series “New York Close Up,” posted April 12, 2013, video, 6:40 minutes, available at youtube.com/watch?v=zaiF27LLDkQ.