Artwork > My Mother's Land In Zeros & Deficits

Sums of Minuses
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
13.5X15.5"
2014
$2600
Minus of Sums
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
13.5X15.5"
2014
$2600
Z / X= Y(ou & not me)
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
13.5X15.5"
2015
$2600
Multiply Bombings / Add Losses
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
7X11"
2014
$800
Divide Limbs/ Fraction Fog
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
11.5X11.5"
2014
$2300
Add Allies / Subtract Kins
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
11X11"
2015
$2300
Carry the Zero
Encaustic & Mixed Media on Panel
10.5X12.5"
2015
$2400
(x + handshakes) + (y - heartbeats) =
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12.5X28"
2015
$3000
X - Y + E = Shelter Me From This
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
17X23"
2015
$3000
Subtracted Youth / Multiplied Blood
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12X27
2015
$2500
X > Y = Take My Daughters
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
13.5X22"
2016
$2000
X1 + Z - 1,602,264 = No Where
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12X23"
2016
$2400
Common Denominators & Wounds
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12X12"
2016
$1800
Z(shots) + Y(our arms) = Loss of Homes
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
14X22"
2016
$2500
The Loss of Equations
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
13X13"
2016
$2000
Family of Fractions / Minus My Daughters
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12X22"
2016
$2400
Y2 + (z) / X = Arms, Legs & Lives
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
13X13"
2016
$2000
Missing Denominations / Missing Limbs
Encaustic & Acrylic on Panel
12.5X22
2016
$2200
Y x Z + The Distance - My Children Along the Way
Encaustic on Panel
22x22"
2018
$2500

My series of paintings reflect the turmoil of a country was once the beauty of the Middle East, and is now in a destructive transition. As an Arab artist, who is son to a mother whose birthplace is not in the state she left it in. I think daily of my family, former neighbors and friends as well as others that still reside in Syria as well as those that are now refugees. The houses and building I have lived in or stayed at in my childhood for years and months at a time, are now reduced to rubble. People are not fully aware of what has been happening in Syria for the past six years. And as an artist, I felt I must work on changing that. Homes and families have always been themes in my work, and in this series those themes continue. My work depicts images of Arab men, women and children who now live in or are fleeing these neighborhoods of destruction. These paintings depict the horror of war and the desperation to keep their families safe and intact. Each desperate image is surrounded by beautiful and intricate Arab mosaics that the Syrian culture is known for and it can be found on their furniture, buildings, precious boxes and instruments. I use the dichotomy between the two to change the perceptions of a people & their culture that have lost everything and is now drowning in rubble, blood and weary legs