Moving Pictures Category
I thought to myself this morning: Ghadah, you haven’t updated your blog for a while and you haven’t done anything new for days. Why don’t you just do the lazy thing and re-post something from the archives? So I’m re-posting this stop motion animation I did for the song ‘Grow Up and Blow Away’ by […]
I’m going through a very difficult time in my life at the moment. When I have times like these, I tend to eschew brushes and other means of transporting paint onto canvas; in other words, I use my hands. Or I paint on my hands. Sometimes I also paint on my arms and legs. Maybe […]
Many times when people see my works in real life they comment on the size, whether they expected the painting/drawing to be smaller or larger. So I thought: why not put things in perspective for everyone? *Please ignore the bad hair (and just about everything else that’s not relevant). Thank you.
Because I’m always showing videos and slideshows of my works in progress, I thought it would be a good idea to turn the tables and photograph others and their creative processes. So I set up a little work station and let people do their thing. Artists include Yasmeen Dimashkie, Yousef Abu-Ghazaleh, Khaled Abu-Ghazaleh, Zainab Abu-Ghazaleh, […]
And this is how I wreck my pens. I drew this yesterday to Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s all new age-y but I was in the mood. I must say that it was crazy trying to get a more or less finished face in seven minutes and a half. This was […]
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I was feeling very organic last weekend so decided to go out and buy some untreated canvas and play around a little. I also remembered that I had two or three potatoes once destined for a hearty mash, just sitting around in the fridge. Who knew that this would be their destination. I […]
This poem by Rola El Hussein was taken from her book titled I Only Move to Have the Dust Wiped From Underneath Me. She writes in Arabic but I tried my best to translate the poem in her spirit. Thank you, Rola, for inspiring this illustration.
I’m in Beirut. I don’t have internet on my computer so it’s hard to update, upload or do anything new. So this is just a forget-me-not. I’m going to list some of my favorite posts for you to visit: Home, My Fourth Dream, and Them & Me. Of course there are many more that I […]
This is a video I made in 2001 for an exhibition I had at the Dar Al-Funoon Gallery. I recommend that you view this with music playing. It’s a pretty long video with mistakes and glitches. Therefore, also recommended is doing something else at the same time. Enjoy the viewing and non-viewing.
Oh my goodness. I had this on and listening to music on my iTunes. Carribean Blue by Enya (my son downloaded it, not me, I promise) started playing and it fit wonderfully with the slideshow I’m afraid to say. So if you have the song, listen to it while this slideshow plays. But if you […]
This is a tiny video I made, inspired by and ‘illustrated’ for Reem Al-Ali’s poem Untitled [lesbian]. I am including the actual poem below because to my horror, the poem is illegible. So sorry, Reemy, I’ll do better next time. Untitled [lesbian] Together they crawled into a left-out space, and made it their own… They […]