Venue: Al Fahidi Museum
Date: 24th March 2015
SIKKA Art Fair 14-24 March at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.launched by the Dubai Culture and Art Authority, SIKKA is an annual exhibition specifically designed to feature UAE contemporary art practices, initiatives and discourse through a diversity of artistic talent and stance, providing opportunity to experience homegrown creativity at its liveliest and best, in the heart of Dubai. it is its 5th edition, this unique, artist-led fair-cum-festival expands dramatically to include over 50 artists, filmmakers, musicians and performing artists, along side visual artists. This year, I have been selected to perform a live feet painting through the official Curator of Sikka 2015, Jalal Luqman. It was a privilege and great honor for me to come on board among the selected artists.
My work displays an inter-mixed media fusion through Live Feet Performance showcasing performing arts, by using only my feet to layer colors, texture and patterns. The initial idea of my feet painting was to experience the feeling of a child which I was introduced without arms, with the idea to empower her through Arts, I tried to imitate her by putting myself in the skin of those who are arm-less with was a bit experimental at first. Later on I discovered that, it is actually a fun and unique practice where we can explore the mgic of difference with ease and confidence.
My work engenders life affirming emotions and a willingness to experience what I have seen.
Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of philanthropy and awed by the mystery of how things occurs around me. My influences are foremost everything I experience in my journey and embrace the transition from exotic island to Arabic culture which has a great influence in my work.