thank you, ghada
I want to thank Ghada Khalaf for two things: yesterday, she brought to my attention (via my ever-supportive sister-in-law J) this article* in the Arabic issue of Le Monde Diplomatique. Today, also via J, I received the above photo of Ghada photographing my painting at the Dasman Diabetes Institute. I love these little gestures. And although to whoever made them they may be a trifle, to me they mean the world.
*Another thank you goes out to Yahia Suwailim for the bit he wrote about me. I have known Mr. Suwailim for almost twenty years now, so I feel he knows me as an artist more than I can ever figure out for myself.