The story starts with Harry St. John Philby, who crossed the Empty Quarter desert region in the 1930s, looking for the ruins of an ancient city. Instead of an Atlantis of the Sands, he found the remains of what he believed to be a volcano, which turned out to be one of the largest impact craters formed by a meteorite.
Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983), a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan came with the idea. For her solo exhibition called the ‘’The Holy Quarter”, she needed glass stones/meteorites which are more then 100x their original size. It was a challenge, but we proudly present: The Stone of Glass.
More information about the project. http://www.moniraalqadiri.com/holy-quarter/