You discovered your interest in drawing and visual art at an early age. How has your passion evolved through the years?
I am not keen on evolving as much as getting a chance of enjoyment. I realized the role of art in my life only after I saw how it spread in social networks. I was trying to learn and engage in different areas just because that’s what I wanted to do. But I had no clear plan or agenda. My art was just an outlet for fun.
You like to use colors, but at the same time it’s easy to see that math is one of your favorite subjects. You use different geometrical figures in your pictures. Is there a special meaning behind each element?
Geometrical figures captivate me especially those Arabic and Islamic motifs which became one of the attributes of Arabic art. All engravings used in Arabic and Middle East science and art belong to different regions and art schools. So for my drawings I combine what is original in my culture with what is modern in my life today. I just want it all to be a picture expressing my mood and passion at any given moment.
The main characters in your works are girls, beautiful girls. But they all look like they hide or are afraid of something. How do you see them? Have you ever thought: “I wish I was a boy”?
All girls have charming beauty in their eyes. Female beauty dominates the beauty of men whatever it reaches. I love beauty and I think it is feminine. Hiding something is what humans do, always. We suffer from different issues regardless of gender or race. We have passions and emotions leading to conditions reflected on my portraits. I never wished to be a boy in spite of the conditions we live in, in my country, which take away my rights just because I'm a female. It never occurred to me that becoming a boy will solve my problems.
How would you describe the art scene you are part of in Saudi Arabia? Is there interaction between artists of different mediums there?
Yes, social networks contributed, to a great extent, to the emersion of an art flow among the youth and the art community. Therefore, there is an increase of interests in arts and exhibitions. Blending with each other enabled a new creative environment. It is invigorating because of the involvement of young people and their innovative ideas and vision.
What’s the message you’d like to transmit through your art? Do you have a particular audience in focus when you take a photo or start drawing?
When I mix all these colors, pictures, and cultures in a drawing to create an emotional state that isn't subjected to a passport, language, or a religion it unifies a feeling that we are all similar human beings in which we own all features that unites us. Every detail in pictures speaks of cultures, experiences and geographical locations that create our uniqueness but do not separate us as human beings.
What are the upcoming events where we can find your works? How can people, interested in your works, purchase your drawings?
Currently, I have no exhibitions due to my work on a new project for which I'm very excited. Purchasing my works can be discussed is via email email@example.com, and my social media accounts.