A meeting between artists Linda Hollier and Faig Ahmed uncovers 'vibrational translations'.
I had the pleasure of meeting Faig Ahmed in his studio in Baku in Azerbaijan. The story of this visit was shared in the Refresh Your Life magazine and you can read about it here
Linda Hollier and Abdulla Al Wahedi.
My exhibition in The Dubai Mall with Abdulla Al Wahedi was very special to me as we used our iPhones to invite viewers on a journey. Abdulla's photographs of doors in Ras Al Khaimah remind us of stepping into new spaces. My iPhone artworks suggest a new way of moving through spaces online and in the everyday materiality where we live.
Viewers are invited to step through the door, to accept the journey and the adventure. Each figure is a presence of support as we begin to discover the stories waiting to unfold for each of us.
As rootedness and movement occur simultaneously, Abdulla's photographs and my artworks on recycled wood speak to each other, creating a dialogue which asks us to pause regularly on life's journey and give attention to moments of reflection.
To see more of the exhibition, check out my archived story "Journeys" on Instagram.
Updated: Jun 19, 2021
After following Rad Drew on social media and admiring his outstanding photography and editing skills, I was happy when on his trip to the United Arab Emirates he suggested we meet. We met at the futuristic Masdar City in Abu Dhabi which I loved to photograph as we lived nearby. Rad was visiting his friend Riyad in Abu Dhabi at the time and the two of them can be seen in this photo I took. Rad is wearing a Kuma, a rounded Omani cap traditionally worn by men.
Rad later invited me to write a guest blog post for his website and I willingly obliged. The article is entitled “Letting in the Light”.