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new watercolor painting } colorful woman/the psychology of rainbows

I’ve been feeling rather rainbow-ish lately. I’ve always loved a good rainbow; they’re so exciting to spot and so rare in this part of the world. But they’re also a throwback to the early 80s, an era in which their popularity in sartorial culture soared. I owned everything rainbow: rainbow shoelaces, rainbow-handled tote-bag, rainbow wig. […]

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6+11=17

Music is Our Lips are Sealed by Fun Boy Three.

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the poly’s bid a grand farewell to CAP

What kind of a poly-mistress would I be if I didn’t allow my polyhedra to leave with somewhat of a bang? Naturally there was lots of play involved in packing my beloved ‘stars’, but lots of sweat too! I want to thank my new friend and sister-in-arms Azza for helping me out this morning.

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until } reem algharabali’s photos

Months of work came to fruition last Wednesday with the opening of my latest show Until at the Contemporary Art Platform. It was a crazy night, a reunion of sorts. And what better way to share the event with those who couldn’t make it than with pictures. This first batch was taken by my very dear friend Reem Algharabali.

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discommon } my unexpected date with a straight razor

My brother Ahmed recently bought a razor. He didn’t just get it from the Mishref Coop behind my parents’ house. It’s a serious work of art. And he asked me to take it home and photograph it. I am terrified of any sort of blade. I have a phobia (this is grotesque and very specific) of someone slicing my […]

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until love } a hundred and seventy-four

It’s funny how the purpose and drive behind creating these wonderful structures keeps shifting. They are no longer individual polyhedra, but each one a part of a whole. The idea is slowly evolving in my head. Who knows what I’ll settle on come January 2017. Will it still be about finding love? All I know […]

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until love } a hundred and thirty-eight

I started this endeavor a few months ago. I’m still obsessively creating these little structures and I won’t stop until I find love. Here I’ve added a bonus session from this afternoon. It’s getting more challenging as these polyhedra take over my living space. Also, setting up these shoots is literally a pain in the […]

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new painting } notes float

Listen to Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel }

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new painting complete } eve the sun

She’s done and delivered. All she needs now is visitors. She’ll be at Dar.Nur until she finds a home. See her history here. Listen to Conjure One’s Center of the Sun featuring Poe:

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until love } fifty-two

Listen to On Again, Off Again by Lemolo } My obsession with origami polyhedra began a few months ago. Now I have fifty-two of these structures lying on my floor and I won’t stop making them until I find love.

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until love } forty

It might look like I’m just playing around, but this is what I do when I’m stuck. My portrait of Paul Newman went very well until I got to the watch, which I have done and redone maybe seven or eight times now. So I get in a rut and I can’t do anything but…play around. […]

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the contortionists

Sometimes I get bored. But it only lasts a second or two.

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eve, me & the polyhedra

A few days ago I trekked to Muji at the Avenues to restock on color origami paper. Of course, as expected, they were out. But I found these square notepads with ecru-colored paper, ready and perfect for being stamped and folded. The new polyhedra are smaller, which I actually like. And I don’t think that Muji Kuwait […]

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trouble in polyhedra-land

A couple days ago I decided to tackle the 270-piece polyhedron, so found this site for instructions. The instructions were clear and helpful, and I should have read them very carefully before beginning the challenge. Luckily, I hadn’t created new sonobe units for this structure. But silly of me to not have read the part about larger units […]

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until love } nineteen

Well, it says ‘nineteen’ but since these photos I made two more, despite my not allowing myself to. But like I said, ‘Until Love’.

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until love } twelve

Yesterday I bought six sets of origami paper, in order to feed my new obsession.

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In Love With Polyhedrons

I just discovered a new love. It’s more like a tantric obsession with these impossibly irresistible shapes. I get so absorbed by drawing these triangular clusters that I lose track of time and space. And then the triangle gets so ridiculous that my hand forgets how to draw one and I have to think: how […]

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