Collaborated with local jeweler Siera.me to make gold pendants in my signature contemporary calligraphy “yes” in different Arabic accents, and in pure gold. In a move to push for more positivity, and saying yes to more opportunities, and challenge a society that thinks “you cannot”, this collection “Positively Arabic” focuses on the different ways of saying the word “yes” in different dialects that all Arabs understand and connect with. A personal project that allows customization and identifying with an accent you use.
A yellow book, traveling between artists in the region, expressing and collaborating which each other. Intersecting an artists half drawing – in this case artist Nour Taher, and then filling in another two and a half pages for someone else to intersect.
I find Joz Hind (a ‘small Italian family-run kitchen’) very romantic. Based in busy Weibdeh in Amman Jordan and run by husband and wife, Luca and Hind, the name literally means “Hinds husband” as well as “coconut” in Arabic. So what better art to create than a Red-Cheek Finch feeding its partner, surrounded by abstract Jordanian and Italian berries and foliage.
I was asked to draw on Design Institute Amman’s black chalk walls and chose to illustrate the creative process itself. Drawing the hands that create the work, the heart that is passionate about the idea, and the brain that is the implimentor and analyzer of the idea. The wall was featured as a backdrop to Her Majesty Queen Ranias visit to the DIA at a talk discussing the investment of design in school curriculums, March 13 2017