How To Make It


Shirin Towfiq, How To Make It, 2019, series of drawings

Every week I call my dad asking him how to make a particular object that he has prior knowledge of making. He translates how to make the object to me quickly over the phone where I make a drawing and then figure out how to build it from what I was told. My dad later does the same prompt for himself to compare his version with mine and to see how closely I followed.
The first object in this series of phone calls is a kite. Many important things have been left unsaid on his part, while I have also taken my own liberties in interpreting how to make the object.