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big sister, little sister, middle sister

Yasmine and I are missing a middle sister. I wonder what it would’ve been like to have one. Music is Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode.

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new painting complete } sisters we

I finished this one tonight. I really love it. I guess it comes from a renewed bond I have with my sister. I don’t know, maybe. In this post I’ve also included some Motion Portrait (new crazy app all over Instagram) videos. These things are wild and fun but I predict the app will go […]

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UK days } part III

It looks like we did a lot, but we didn’t. 

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new painting on friday } the five others

You can safely say that I spent last Friday painting like it was my last day on earth. My children had been home from school the previous week and I had the Palestinian Cultural Center exhibition set up the next day. For weeks I had been planning to paint a sister to this painting I did […]

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new painting today } eve and her sister eve

I finally got myself to a. the dentist’s and b. Jarir Bookstore for my canvas, paints and brushes. I’d forgotten the rush I get when I paint something I feel is strong and beautiful. I love the two women in this painting. I must say, my spirits are lifted and I feel fantastic.

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sisters

I really struggled with this one. I thought it was finished but I knew deep inside it was a very weak painting. But sometimes I’m lazy and will pretend it’s finished just so that I can literally sleep at night. I even hung it up on my wall in a last ditch effort at verisimilitude. […]

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Dar.Nur|Eve & Her Evil Sisters Eve and Eve

This piece was inspired by the original Eve and the apple, and then Snow White and her apple. Consequently I decided to include the evil step-sisters. Well into this piece, I realized that Snow White didn’t have any sisters, step or otherwise. That was Cinderella. So I thought: screw it. We all have our apples […]

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Forty-Eight Women, a Kitten & Pele|Part One|The Aunties With Their Shirts

This collection started with a painting I had done much earlier and stored away. It amazed me how much my style evolved the more paintings I did in this series. When I went back to the one that inspired the rest, I was shocked at how different it looked from its sisters. Nonetheless, I included […]

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A New Painting: Lovelock

The lovers/friends/sisters have been joined by a third woman standing in the foreground. What is she doing there? I don’t know yet.

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A New Painting

A few days ago I started a painting in oils. Oils proved to be more challenging than I remember, because I’m more accustomed to using acrylics. But I know I’ll adapt. I started this painting with the figure facing the viewer. Then I added another woman embracing the first. I rarely paint people interacting with […]

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Cultural Re-Expressions 101

In 2004, my brother Tareq and I collaborated on an exhibition of his conception and design which he used ‘Cultural Re-Expressions 101’ as a working title for. Soon, that title disappeared and it became ‘that show you did with your brother Tareq at the Life Shopping Center’. Basically, he had this idea to present a […]

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Family

This is a three panel painting I did in 2006. It was part of a collection of paintings I showed at Dar Al-Funoon Gallery that same year. I don’t remember the title or dimensions. I don’t even remember the title of that exhibition. Yes, I’m shit I know. This particular painting I love because it’s […]

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