art week 2016

emirati girl jumping over ghaf tree . 2016

emirati girl standing under ghaf tree . 2016

i just want to start by saying i am so glad art week is over! as a visitor for the first time, not working behind the scenes as an exhibitor, it was great seeing all the art events happening around march, but just as stressful as being involved in the process. also this year, i unfortunately fell really sick during art week, which definitely took its toll.
anyways, besides taking in all the good and bad art, i had the opportunity in participating in a few activities and events during art week. the first being a panel talk at art dubai for the 'al haraka baraka: in movement there is blessing' exhibition, speaking about my work in the show alongside 3 other amazing exhibiting artists.
another contribution were 2 postcards for the rca secret dubai postcard exhibition. the 2 illustrations above were my contribution to this year's edition, very different to my contribution last year (see here). i'm not sure if these got sold, but i hope they did and found a happy home.
my final contribution to this year's march madness was an a3 poster for children to color-in for the sheikha manal little artist's program at art dubai. unfortunately, this poster was part of a bigger publication that didn't see the light. but i hope the future sees the publication come to life, so stay tuned. i end this post with the illustration of a 'big city' skyline.

big city skyline poster . 2016