“Tales from the Middle East” is a project born in a one-month art residency program in the UAE (United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai). It consists of 7 pieces/paintings created in mixed media technique including a combination of acrylic & collage work on canvas, almost all made on a large scale.

Inspiration came from the exposure to the completely different surroundings than one I knew before this “crash of the worlds”, the culture and life values that I came across, various people, their traditions, religion, and heritage. Rich and vibrant stories and fables from the native Arabian culture, traditional motives that are characterizing their land …

I have tried to embrace it all and feel it like a person born and raised on the old continent but very open to these new external influences which I found very inspirational and that have shaped my body of work implementing their marks into my own creative and thinking process.