I create original hand stitched contemporary tapestries and associated merchandise, sourced from my own photographs. I stitch with wool as a painter may apply paint to a canvas: in a way that cannot be prescribed or repeated. Each tapestry is an original design, taking weeks or months to produce and containing tens of thousands of individual stitches. The result is a vibrant, original artwork that is tactile in nature, technically accomplished, and modern in design. When examined closely, each tapestry appears as a harmonious collaboration of pixels.
I am inspired by contemporary interior design, currently Islamic art and architecture. My earlier works were influenced by the intricacies of flora and the possibilities of representing the intricate details of light, shade and colour of single petals in stitches.
My tapestries are displayed under one of two galleries here: Islamic Tapestries or Floral Tapestries.
All of my tapestries are available for sale. Please also visit my Etsy store for a range of associated merchandise.
I was honoured to have been invited to take part in the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 2020, in the UAE, postponed due to COVID-19. My works were due to have been exhibited in the Contemporary Calligraphy section at the Sharjah Art Museum. This prestigious international calligraphy exhibition is led under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi — Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah — and within the events of the 9th edition of the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial. The Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial is hosted every two years. It comprises seminars, workshops and parallel exhibitions throughout all of Sharjah.