The series of 24 collages created in 2012/13 is influenced by my visual Arabic environment in Qatar and the Middle East.
I collected pictures from Doha newspapers and magazines for more than a year and I finally amassed a large stock-pile of images.
I started creating collages out of them – it was a subliminal process and surprising stories would emerge. I enjoyed combining elements from various sources such as paper cuttings from magazines and newspaper, coloured papers, paint and patterns. When placed next to each other, the elements used may lose their original meaning and create a new message.
Each collage tells a different story. They tell of modernity and tradition, luxury and wealth, covered secrets, dreams, women, colours, education, relationships and a lot more and it also tells something about me, within and between all.
A part of the series has been shown at my exhibition ”Between Cultures“ with the International Artists Doha (IAD) at Qatar Foundation in May 2013.