Size: 13.78"W x 19.69"H x 0.02"D
Year Created: 2008
Colors, aromas and music have always been my passion as they connect me to various parts of the world. They take me to different times, latitudes and emotions. Having immersed myself in very different cultures, my horizons have expanded into a universe with different perspectives but yet tinted with visions of my childhood, memories that remain strong and persistent.
Architectural forms and calligraphy which I used as a graphic designer in the United States are converted to colors and letters in the open spaces of my paintings. Working in watercolors is a virtuosity requiring long years of experience and a novice must struggle courageously to give this art form the justice it deserves.
Now I live in Spain where I have spent two decades immersed in the art of flamenco which has touched the very depths of my soul. I also have a passion for the Arabic language and literature. Equally important to me is the love of animals and nature from which spring feelings of love, beauty and inspiration.
Place of birth: Baghdad, Iraq Nationality: United States of America Work experience From 1974 to 1990 work in Beirut, USA, Bahrain and Iraq with architects specialized in Arabic sign system and internal projects of the Arab world, symbols, logos, report covers and murals. - Freeman Design Group, New York City. - I.M. Pei Architectural Firm, New York City. - Wyman and Canon Design Studio, New York City. - Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Architectural Firm, New York City. - The Architects Collaborative Inc. of Walter Gropius, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among her important works, the Card Collection and the Islamic Calendar for UNICEF, in Kathmandu, Geneva and Bagdad. Graphic design of Suq Al-Safat and Suq Al-Manakh, Kuwait. Mural of the entrance of The Arab Investment Company Building, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Special alphabet and sign system for The Cycle Velodrome, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Logo, alphabet and sign system of The New Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia. Report cover of Al-Salam Project, Kuwait. Awards Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al-Nhayyan (Sovereign of Abu-Dhabi), fine arts award, Beirut. Aga Khan award for the graphic design of The New Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia.