My idea is that the colour, texture and the application of paint is an expression where ways in which identity is thought, speculated, acknowledged and challenges can be explored.
The practise that looks at my ‘Egypt paintings’ began about looking at ones own identity in different environments, which then progressed onto delving into identity as a whole in general. Questioning the meaning behind a women’s identity in different cultures plans to speculate this. An Islamic, hot, desert culture like Egypt opposes the more westernised and liberal country in Europe, such as England or France. This can also suggest the bias views that may occur from the different views from the respectively different countries. Through the use of expressive paint application, colour and paint spacing, not only does it cite this concept; but a personal approach is also implied in the practise.
My own Identity and challenges that arise to define my identity are expressed through the use of painting in my practise.