Thursday, January 5, 2012

More murals

Murals painted in New York, Kuwait

This first mural, painted in my apartment on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, NYC, owes its inspiration to Jabberwocky,the nonsense poem from Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, as well as a verse written by Joshua Persky, "Jungle joggers, and tiger taxis, and slithery sneaker snakes"-a perfect description of New York, circa 1985.

Three views of the same living room wall in my penthouse suite in Maydan Hawalli, a suburb of Kuwait. Because I could see the sun every morning from my balcony, as well as the waters of the Arabian Gulf, I chose the theme of a "sun-fish."
During Ramadan of 2004, I was in another apartment, so on a different wall I painted this mural, using laytex paint. I was trying to fast during the day, so to keep from eating, I painted. It worked for a few days. The design is of a mosque, based on a silkpainting done by an Englishwoman.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Silk Painting

Silk Paints painted on one square metre of silk

Mural-Albuquerque Cafe

My client wanted a "fun scene with corn and peppers" for the frieze in her Albuquerque cafe. She is happy.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mural-Four Corners

My client, originally from California, wanted a desert landscape in the skylight of her New York City apartment. I thought about how I could fit a panorama in a box-like shape with four sides.I decided to use the idea of "Four Corners", a town where 4 States meet on their contiguous borders-New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. We decided on a scene which gradually goes from day to night. My client is very happy with her new mural and says "The sun shining on it makes it look different throughout the day."