Cultural Re-Expressions Revisited|The Miniatures
A week ago, I got a call from Dr. Tim Sullivan. He said he liked my paintings from the 2004 Cultural Re-Expressions exhibition, but that his walls in Utah weren’t big enough for the large-scale works. So he commissioned me to make smaller ones. Tiny ones, to be exact. Tiny for my big, fat fingers. But I did it, and really enjoyed working on the four paintings you see here.
When I started this project, I had a certain vision in mind. I knew, however, that the direction of my paintings would take a turn to something completely different to what I originally imagined. The boy and his young love became a boy and his mischievous little sister; a sister who stole his marbles yet whom he was very protective over. It became a story about a day in the carefree lives of a pre-oil era Kuwaiti boy and a girl, when days were simple and nights were full of ghosts and imagination.