• Artwork: Negative Attitudes: Bed
    1975; original 50 x 50 cm
    reproduction: printed 200 gsm satin
    90% (approx.) original size
    custom size on request
    Negative Attitudes


    Editors' note: Abdullah believes many people retreat to their beds in an escapist way, relating bed to their mother’s womb. They seek peace and security there from the struggle and uncertainties of life. Negative anticipation would be the main reason people do not want to get out of bed, but laziness would be another factor. Those who negatively anticipate the day ahead can stall reality by clinging to the blankets. Commonsense should prevail – warmth and rest are necessary for health, but we should be wary of indulging the body. As part of making the body obedient we need to cultivate the habit of getting up regularly at an appropriate time.