Category Archives: middle east

akko nyc

acrylic city, memories of akko, israel and okashi in hand.

istanbul, love

long exposure hagia sophia, view from balcony. digital manipulation, stacked images.

references: ciaran tully’s new york, edgar degas’ ballet rehearsalbach french suite no. 3

On the Degas exhibit

“I remember a drawing that must have been of a dance rehearsal […] and I can tell you it was extremely beautiful: the muslin costumes were so diaphanous, and the movements so true to life that it has to be seen to be believed; it is just impossible to describe.

                                                                                                                                            Giuseppe De Nittis 1874

mixed mediums and memories

tools and textures: oil, arcylic, gamsol, sponge, brush, metal paint scraper, tissue

colors: blue, green, brown, red, purple, white, gold

references: cappadocia dawn, fairy chimneys, volcanoes, Chinese brush painting, Arabic & Chinese calligraphy, Cézanne’s Provence, and too many episodes of game of thrones.

note that the photo was difficult to take as it’s a bit dark where i paint so the lighting is misleading.

maṣr

the sun sets over al-qahira

original photo, september 2009

on caricaturing qaddafi

see more images in the nytimes lens blog