two new paintings } silence of noise | the hardness (and softness) of sex
Posted on February 20, 2019 1 Comment
I created The Hardness (and Softness) of Sex a few weeks ago in an attempt to deconstruct (and possibly destruct) Eve. I wanted to experiment with unfamiliar shapes while further exploring my curiosity about colors and their relationship with each other. But also, it was a reaction to a book I had just finished: Resistance: […]
new painting } it’s you, not me
Posted on December 23, 2018 3 Comments
Sometimes men hurt me. No. Many times men hurt me. But most of all I hurt myself. And it’s now time to fix this slightly chipped Ghadah, seriously. I’m seeing a therapist and I’m approaching my healing process (the one I should’ve started six or so years ago) with the gusto of someone about to […]
Posted on November 5, 2018 3 Comments
Posted on April 27, 2018 Leave a Comment
two new pictures this weekend
Posted on January 12, 2018 Leave a Comment
I just bought a basic set of Sakura poster paints. I used to have this same set back in college (early 90s). When I started using them last night I was reminded of how different mediums affect the content of my work. It took me a little while to get the hang of these colors […]
new painting } the other g
Posted on September 13, 2017 Leave a Comment
I think this is one of my most elaborate and time-consuming Instagram posts yet. For it, I needed to remove a huge three-seater couch and fill my shelves with my 500 polyhedra. Oh, and I needed a life-size self-portrait. No biggy.
new painting } she wore sylvette
Posted on June 20, 2017 2 Comments
A year ago I bought a gorgeous ring from my friend jewelry designer Sylvette Blaimont. This painting is an homage to it and the wonderful Sylvette.
paul newman complete
Posted on March 5, 2017 Leave a Comment
Finally it’s done! Paul Newman, it’s been a pleasure. Rolex, thank you for the challenge.
new painting } ice-cream and a ladybug
Posted on December 8, 2016 Leave a Comment
This painting started with the eponymous ice-cream and ladybug. I was babysitting my nephew Khaldoun, had three empty canvases prepped for painting and thought: why not let him play a little?
new painting } come in/come close/come together
Posted on November 25, 2016 Leave a Comment
All I’m going to say about this painting is that I miss companionship.
new painting } the eves and thilo
Posted on October 23, 2016 3 Comments
I finished this painting around ten days ago, and instead of photographing myself with it as I usually do with my finished paintings, I wanted to share that fun with a few of the special women in my life. Thanks to my sister Yasmine for thinking about asking her colleague photographer Thilo Mayer to take […]
new painting } eves at the forum
Posted on October 1, 2016 Leave a Comment
I started this painting in late July, and until I finished it two days ago, it had been driving me mad. For the longest time I kept denying that the painting felt wrong, that I even hated it. I put it away for weeks, in avoidance and resentment for the subjects it portrayed. It’s the worst feeling […]
new painting } eve to eve
Posted on September 23, 2016 3 Comments
I started this painting before my trip to London beginning of this month and let it marinate for a while until two days ago. I have made a promise to never end a painting until I love it, and I’m crazy about this one.
new painting } island girl
Posted on June 30, 2016 Leave a Comment
For the past couple of days I’ve had a nagging itch for being on an island. For now, I’ll just fantasize about it.
square portraits } #2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Posted on June 13, 2016 Leave a Comment
I have decided to include these portraits in my upcoming exhibition at CAP. I like their modularity and feel they’ll compliment my polyhedra quite nicely.