Paintings from The Middle East
Light of Heaven
The desert town shines in shades of pink
Grown out of clay and sand
The color of clay
I gather it in my hand
a delicate umber
that sings in the quivering light of the sun
like graphic silhouettes
I find my palette
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Study in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan it was forbidden to work with paintings. I had higher walls build around my ‘studio’ on the roof of our residence. None of the neighbors should be able to see what I was doing. Often, I make color samples on site, as we cannot recall shades. I used the desert soil and mixed shades that I would be able to work further with in my studio at home.
To paint has become an imperative to me. The joy of life is hidden in playing with the magic of colors and nature’s ornaments – in flow. Immersion and a temple of forgetting my own self. A manner to keep my sense of interconnectedness. Interconnectedness with nature and universe.