Ever since I was a child growing up in Beirut, my main inspiration resided in fiction. I tended to personify almost everything, and I still do to this day which sometimes leads to interesting experiments and constructing amusing links between nature and people´s identities.
As an art direction and an advertising graduate, I took an illustration course and it was enough to flip my drive of interests. End of 2006, I packed my bags and flew to Barcelona for a fine arts workshop, and ironically this city became my home for the next 14 years.
I like to create fictive worlds where nature, animals, and humans intertwine in a game of infinite possibilities. Pseudo-mythical, mutated, and anthropomorphic creatures are being brought to life, using ballpoint pen and watercolor as my primary mediums, almost exclusively on paper.
I am fascinated by the way in which people personify or objectify animals and nature; the way in which the human view of a living creature can render it into an object of utility, or a trustworthy companion, or a monstrosity, regardless of that creature’s true nature. It is this process of transforming the fauna and flora that inspires my work, and often gives its dark undertones.