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Hurricane PM (the Gush)

I made this video a little more than a year ago, for my exhibition Hurricane PM. It was something I’d been playing around with; time-lapses of ice cubes melting with my girls being slowly released from within. It made sense that I’d include it in a show that was all about being trapped/stuck and finding […]

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video illustration } take two

Ok, here it is all fixed and 33 seconds in. I’ve moved it from PowerPoint to iMovie, which makes a ton more sense. Please keep in mind that I am using this song without permission, and that it is something I’m working on now. 

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a journal with a new, not-completely-found purpose

So I’ve repurposed my original new journal. To me right now, it feels like a book which delves a little deeper into my subconscious than my more conventional journals. And because of the unfavorable way the pages reacted with my inks, it’s forced me to be more experimental and try new techniques. And that’s almost always a […]

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wax

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places. This morning, I found it in my son’s lunch. Wax paper. It’s my new yum.

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vinegar

As you know I get these surges of playfulness which grip me for a few hours and result in something that ultimately gets posted here. This time it was different, because my whimsy was a catalyst for something that would come after. It inspired my son, and consequently me, to play with some water and […]

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today i drew a picture

I don’t know what it is about Sundays but that’s when I usually get the urge to experiment and goof off. But I think my strongest works stem from experimentation and a sense of play. And this was a lot of fun. Especially with Instagram in my life.

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frothy qutra*

  I’ve been working all morning on three paintings so forgive me if I diverge a little. As you may already know, I’ve been working a lot with collage; and collage means glue. Glue sticks to everything and is amazing to peel off. So I peeled my dried up chunk of glue off the yogurt […]

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Why it’s Important to Play

    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 […]

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A Poem By Reem

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 […]

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Zahra|You Never Made it in the End

This is Zahra. I painted her sometime between September and October on a watercolor postcard with the intention of putting her through a few tasks and ultimately mailing her to a friend of mine. She passed all tasks with flying colors, but alas did not survive Kuwait’s postal service (sent from Kuwait to Kuwait). Poor […]

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Pretty Green Bullet|The Origin of a Name

Please click here to go there I made this five second clip while fooling around with my scanner and stop-motion animation using Powerpoint. It was the inspiration for the name of this blog. The green bullets are actually wall plugs in case nobody noticed. The clip is called Ina & the Green Bullets Eek! The […]

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Things That People Do With My Postcards: Amani Baqer

Weeks and weeks ago I got an itch to send off postcards to friends, acquaintances and would-be friends. Then I got this and was newly filled with excitement that not only does the Kuwaiti Post Office do its job, but that I know some pretty inspiring people. Above is the original postcard sent to (perhaps […]

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Zahra and the Elements Day 3

  October 2, 2009, 9:45 am. Today I will cook her.

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