I am showing the furniture collection: Translations at the Blue Coat Display Center, the show started on July 1 as part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival and continues until Sep 3, 2011.
Translations, is a result of an interest in creating work that responds to our cultural identity in content and aesthetics. It is also the outcome of my admiration of Arabic calligraphy and the traditional art of working with text.
I borrow from that, and try to find ways to create limited edition pieces in a contemporary language.
I use free style Arabic calligraphy to create an object, or tell its story, while looking at the possible transformations of the text, in relation to its meaning, the space it occupies, and function of object itself.