Mixed Media on Canvas,40x40cm
“When the idea of creating my first solo show came up, it was clear to me that I wanted to tap into one topic that genuinely moved me and in turn dedicate every artwork to it. I chose His Highness Sheikh Zayed, and felt this homage to him would be the only way to truly honor the tremendous value and impact this exceptional leader has had on my life and the lives of the people of the Emirates.
This truly resonates with my approach to creation which, to me, is entirely based on inspiration for the topic, the person, the subject or the message that is being expressed. As an Emirati woman, I can’t help but accredit all of the opportunities and support we receive to Sheikh Zayed’s profound respect for women. His progressive vision has brought forth much understanding for the importance of education and evolution – a legacy that continues to help our people prosper long after his passing.
This show is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research over the last two years to gain more insight into the life of our late leader. This process has enabled me to form a comprehensive perspective of the UAE’s development.
If anything this collection celebrates the attributes of our culture that I am proudest of. I hope the viewer enjoy my representation of our proud heritage and my sincere wish is for this exhibition to be a reminder of the importance of putting forward a sincere and selfless effort for our beautiful country to continue to grow and prosper – a true reflection of the immeasurable contribution of Sheikh Zayed in making the UAE one of the most prosperous countries in the world today.”