The Prostrated

(SOLD) Description: This painting is a celebration of the prostration, with all the universes that unfold during this prayer position where the lover is closest to The Beloved. This piece has elements I had been longing to express for the longest time so it was a true celebration of the joy of Salat (prayer). The…

Guiaalala the Light

Description: 36″x24″ acrylic on canvas. “Guiaalala” means “the light” in Gisir, my maternal dialect. This piece is about the flamboyant dance that pervades our being as we mingle with the wild things Light does. It’s a celebration of our bewilderment with The Beloved. The poem I incorporated in the painting was written in French, for…

Zuhrtime Beads

Description: 18″x24″ acrylic on canvas panel. “Zuhrtime Beads” represents the inner spectacle that can occur when one practices the ritual of Surrender, Zikr and praising of The Divine which all stir the soul to some ecstatic dance we can’t fathom … The whirling energy of this painting captures our harmony with the spheres and the…

The Black Hole

Description: The Black Hole 18″x24″ was published in the textbook “Imaginez“. This piece developed from the poem Black Hole I wrote in 1999. The term Black Hole here is multidimensional and thus transcends the region of space from which there is no return; it can be associated with the Breath or any current that pulls…

Le Feminin Noir

(18″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas) Description: This piece was created from the poem Le Feminin Noir in celebration of the Divine Feminine in its Essence and all its manifest octaves. Year of Creation: 2006 ~ Le Feminin Noir ~ … Empreintes lumineuses, Le Feminin Noir, principe pieux Immanifeste comme le Elle de Dieu, Nous…

Shamssya a la Harpe

(14″ x 18″ acrylic on canvas panel) Description: This piece is in homage to the feminine, regenerating properties of the Sun. The sacred Harp concept here accompanies the healing function of the Sun. The painting’s movements relate to the effect of Harp’s sounds upon noble souls who are systemically forced into exclusion… which eventually leads…

Dervisha: Becoming Sky

(18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas panel) Description: Becoming Sky the poem inspired this painting whose creation brought me the utmost joy: it’s about the swirling inner Sky that unfolds within when we’re not afraid to embrace our true nature: egolessness. Year of Creation: 2006 ~ On Becoming Sky: Dervisha ~ I met your pure…

Scented Tambourine

(16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas panel) Description: ” Scented Tambourine” was a short poem about a spiritual station where the lover is completely submerged with Sound, he prostrates to The Beloved as he experiences this ecstatic Sound which is color, command vibration and movement. Year of Creation: 2005 ~ Scented Tambourine ~ I pretend…

Deep Waters

(private collection ) (16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas panel) Description: The creation of “Deep Waters” was triggered by my sister, she suggested the title and the painting evolved from there; it seemed to come in many languages, it spoke a whole lot so I painted it with a sense of urgency! Here, water symbolises…

Mapanes de Perles

(14″ x 18″ acrylic on canvas panel) (private collection) Description: “Satellite” view of the Mapanes. Mapanes is a Gabonese expression that could be translated as “the Ghetto”. This painting evokes the uncelebrated dimension of the Mapanes, dwelling place to many noble souls… (read on) Year of Creation: 2005

Martyred Children Lament

Description: this 14″x18″ piece protests the atrocities of ritual crimes and cruelty of adults who commit and condone these heinous murders. This painting is dedicated to the memory of the children who have been mutilated and martyred in Gabon. Year of Creation: 2005. ~ Martyred Children Lament ~ Child, O child, you are a gift…