Homes: Peter Duckett|Ma’adi, Cairo
What a journey. About a month or two ago, my high school Spanish teacher, Mr. Duckett, e-mailed me. He liked my painting, Drum, and was interested in buying it. Of course I mentally jumped up and down with joy because it’s always great to find a home for my girls. I immediately, however, crashed because I thought: how on earth am I going to get the painting to Cairo? The most obvious route was to have the painting couriered to Cairo, but we were constantly obstacled by two pretty words which make up one awful phrase: red tape. Thanks to my Uncle Abdel-Salam, I was able to send my painting with him. Yesterday, she was finally united with her new keeper, Mr. Duckett.
Cross the bridge to see the rest of the flat that my drummer girl now shares with Peter Duckett.
‘Most of my apartment is furnished with items salvaged from the garbage heap or designed by me and built by local workers’-Peter Duckett