Satire opens holes in certainty dams
السخرية تفتح ثقوبًا في سدودِ اليقين
Paris was my first European experience... I was dying to visit the Centre Pompidou, the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, and the grave of the unknown soldier... but the underground metro took my breath away, I forgot all the original international paintings and took a tour instead in the tired casual faces of people packed in the metro, cut from time to time by Japanese faces and their cameras. Underground I watched the metro announcements on the walls like a cinema film strip documenting a momentary history that changes every day.
Off to snowy Sweden! My brother Khaldoon suffered a road accident that put him in a wheel chair. I took him, or rather he took me on a trip into the snow-covered forest, and there I saw the deer, reindeer, and foxes play.
In August and for the first time I went to pick mushrooms with friends. It started raining and I began to draw in the rain, and I lost them, I got lost, and kept walking. I discovered a hole in a tree, I peeked through it into the forest, and that's where my friendship with nature started. I drew the scene in front of me. Since then many of my drawings have been about nature, and they became a fertile thread of imagination that penetrates the hole in the tree. I have the memory of an elephant, it is no longer impossible to enter it through the eye of a needle.
I remember that when I discovered that hole in the tree and went closer to take a peek, I could smell the fragrance of the wood of the seven gates of Old Damascus.
Working more than two decades as editorial cartoonist. Published on a daily basis mostly in Arabic or Arabic-speaking journals.Published on Folkbladet newspaper, Norrköping, Sweden and Courrier International, Paris.
Held and/or participated in many international exhibitions.
EWK-AWARD WINNER, SWEDEN | 2015
The prize is named after the famous Swedish political cartoonist Ewert Karlsson and is given out by the EWK Society.
JURY MEMBER World Press Cartoon
Caldas Da Rainha in Portugal | 2018.
JURY MEMBER Aydin Dogan Competition
International Cartoon Competition,Istanbul in Turkey | 2004.
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