I guess I should probably call it the Bahrain series! This is based on the image of a sacred tree here in Bahrain called the Tree of Life. It is a mesquite tree in the middle of nowhere out in the desert here in Bahrain. Surviving against all odds. It is a national monument and it is forbidden to trim it or desecrate it in any way. It has a little fence around the base and has some awkward branches that lay along the ground. I would love to trim it up and make it more visually appealing but it is not my tree. It is beautiful in its imperfection though I guess as is life itself. I have added some other local Arabic images such as the decorative windows and camels. The tree is actually printed on a piece of Butterick dress pattern paper.
There is a local shop that is showing my Monotypes of Bahrain: Alaa Aladeen Handicrafts 15741 - Phoenicia Center, Building # 56 Road # 306 Shop # 5 Adliya Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. (The shopping center across from the Ferrari building) Wani Waseem +97333892837
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