new painting complete } eve the sun

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Eve the Sun, 2016, acrylic on canvas, approx. 125 x 275cm (my first painting this year yay)

She’s done and delivered. All she needs now is visitors. She’ll be at Dar.Nur until she finds a home.

See her history here.

Listen to Conjure One’s Center of the Sun featuring Poe:


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this point

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This Point

I’m not writing this to elicit sympathy or pity or whatever. That would make me extremely uncomfortable. I don’t want it, neither from friends nor from strangers. But especially friends. I’m writing this here because it’s my safe place to express myself. It’s a place people visit to see my work and perhaps understand a little more about me. So right now, at this moment, I need an ear or two to hear this. Just ears, not mouths. Read More

new painting on the table

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She cascades from table to bench in my living room on a cloudy day.

I’ve been wanting to paint a large scale piece for a while now. Around two weeks ago I finally started one. I didn’t get it stretched because a. I don’t have much space to work upright on anything of that scale and b. I honestly thought it wouldn’t be the great challenge it’s proven to be. But here it is so far. Read More

good night, mr. jones

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diary january 12 2016

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Eve, Che, Jesus and Bowie.

This song makes me go ‘Jesus’.

David Bowie Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide:

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four faces for today

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Face } Thinking Diagonally

Three D’s carried over from December 2015 to January 2016: depression, defeat and disease. Today, the fourth D: death. I’m envisioning a rosier prognosis for the rest of this year. Hoping, really. Fingers crossed. But for now, four faces to tide us all over.

RIP, David Jones.

And thanks for the songs you left behind. Here’s Velvet Goldmine:

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xenia and her kettlebells

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xenia and her kettlebells

xenia and her kettlebells

Music is Runaway by Jamiroquai.

new painting } lachrymose eve

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new painting } lachrymose eve, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm

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in triplicate } the creation of unoriginal artwork #81

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This one is more about the demo than the final product.

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until love } seventy-seven

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until love } seventy-seven

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the day it happened
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since nuqat and the palestinian embroidery exhibition straight after that ended, i’ve been on a drawing, painting and folding binge. it feels fantastic

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the letter inside her head

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a letter inside her head

the letter inside her head

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my nuqat talk } the youtube video and what lead up to it

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this was the original drawing i’d created for my nuqat talk, but after looking at the stage layout and speaking with pad 10’s naji moujaes about logistics, i had to scrap this drawing and create a new one

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my second and final nuqat drawing, just another example of how my everyday life affects my work

Here is the YouTube video of my talk.
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new painting complete } sisters we

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sisters we, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122cm

I finished this one tonight. I really love it. I guess it comes from a renewed bond I have with my sister. I don’t know, maybe. In this post I’ve also included some Motion Portrait (new crazy app all over Instagram) videos. These things are wild and fun but I predict the app will go from ‘wow’ to ‘oh god not another one’ in a day or two. I already feel like I’ve seen one too many, including my own.

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in triplicate } the creation of unoriginal artwork #79

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flower cee flower vee } the original

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watercolor sketchbook } war paint

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watercolor sketchbook } war paint

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nuqat creative conference kuwait 2015

these are a few of my favorite eves. and honorary eve, my son yousef
disclaimer: i've always made fun of men who posed like this for their social networking photos. i call it the 'i own' pose. like if he's standing in front of the grand canyon doing this, i imagine he's thinking: i own the grand canyon. or in front of a mcdonald's: i own mcdonald's. this is not what i'm doing here. this here is me caught in a moment of what seems to be a little 'i'm so excited this is over' dance that i did when i was done with my talk

disclaimer: i always make fun of men who pose like this for their social networking photos. i call it the ‘i own’ pose. like if he’s standing in front of the grand canyon doing this, i imagine he’s thinking: i own the grand canyon. or in front of a mcdonald’s: i own mcdonald’s. this is not what i’m doing here. this here is me caught in a moment of what seems to be a little ‘i’m so excited this is over’ dance that i did when i was done with my talk. photo by khaled al-baijan

What a weekend! I am so happy it’s over though. I’m sad to have said goodbye to two of my best friends, sarah and laura, and happy to have met so many new ones, but it’s time to move on with my life, which came to a near standstill in preparation for my talk. Luckily I was done with it the first night, so I was able to relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Read More

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