Thursday, March 21, 2013

Last Three from the Souq Series

#9     "One Hump or Two?"
The Last three in the Series of  The BAB Souq.  I think these last three are my favorites.  I don't know though I like them all for different reasons.  I actually eliminated the real #7 and that made all the numbers off a bit as I did 12 prints in all.  #7 just lacked too much. Although, you never know I guess. I just have been into more detail and busy-ness lately. #9 is an encore of my original favorite camel photo that I fashioned my original camel stamp from which is also included in this print.  There are some of the Bahrain Postage Stamps featuring among other things a photo of the King.  I also like to include the local paper written in Arabic which I cannot read so I try to put it in such a way that the viewer understands that the artwork is not about what is written in the article. 
  "With Blessing"#10, is two views of a blind begger that is a constant in the Souq. The Arabic writing says "with blessing".
  #11 "Open"  is another breakdown of some of the graffiti I found.  I love these cartoonish images and the cartoon key going into the real lock.  I should just keep going on this series as I like each new one better than the last.  I guess that's a good thing.  I've been told that the BAB fest will extend into April.  My show was only for a week though so if you happen to go you will see a new artist each week. Be sure to check out the Festivities from 4:30 to 10 PM Thursdays thru Saturdays in the archway of the BAB Building, Gate way to the Souq.  My Last print workshop is next Friday and Saturday, the 29th and 30th of March.
#10   "With Blessing"
#11   "Open"


Maggie Ruley said...

#10 is my favorite, but the whole series is very fine. Thanks for your nice comments. My blogging has been sporadic lately. But I am trying to get back to it.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Hi Maggie, I know what you mean. It's hard to keep up with all the blogs I would like to visit more often myself as well as getting my own work done to put on my blog. I do like your new stuff though. Really fun and colorful.

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