This new series represents explorations and contrasts, in both the quality of paint I use and the narrative threads, which compose my work. Using glazes, colors, calligraphic expressions and symbols, my work resolves thoughts and impressions, about my own life as well as the collective spirit of the past and present.
Beirut, a city of deep contrasts, is a continuous source of inspiration and I am fascinated by the vitality and diversity of everyday life. My challenge has been to capture and express the vibrant scenes around me as well as draw from the material and political discontent which effects daily lives.
The atmosphere, charged with threats of unrest and uncertainty about the future, merges with my own experience remembering places from my own history, which no longer exists except by being recreated in one's imagination.
The continuing conflict between freedom and restrictive boundaries, unrest, migration and the uprooting of people is a prominent theme in many of my works. This echoes my own experience of lost places or times, and the unspoken silence that I hear.