NIGHT 88 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Thank you to all the artists who participated in my recent Carpet Pages II: Roots show! I would like to end by sharing these beautiful and elegant root and tree prints by accomplished artists and draughtswoman artist Sarah Tew who was also in the show; unfortunately these prints did not make it into the show on time but here they are now. They are approximately 18 x 18 cm and around £40. If you would like to purchase please contact her directly. They also seem seasonally appropriate as we are approaching colder weather ~

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NIGHT 87 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Last day of show was today, thank you to everyone who came!

Finally posting about my work in the show –

CLOUD CARPET

Cloud Carpet

290 x 300 cm

Oil on canvas with hand-dyed woven tapestry roots

2019

Cloud Carpet references the portable nature of carpets and stories; suspended are movable ancestral roots and age-old yarns and – as a reminder to not only look down at the rug beneath your feet but also up at the stars – occasionally one may glimpse pockets of the universe seen fleetingly through the patterns of a magic carpet ~

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NIGHT 86 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Sold!

So happy to have sold Mahrukh Bashir’s gorgeous and intricate work at my Carpet Pages II: Roots show – on now, last day is Saturday 19 Oct at the Art Pavilion Mile End, open 11-6 daily

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NIGHT 85 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Photography from Carpet Pages II: Roots just came through – enjoy! Better yet – see these gorgeous artworks in person: the show is up until Saturday 19 Oct, which is the last day, 11-6 at the Art Pavilion Mile End!

This was the biggest show I’ve ever organised – bigger even than my wedding – and even more international –

33 artists 16 countries

UK | Iran | Pakistan | Saudi Arabia | Morocco | Hong Kong | France | Syria | Sweden | Japan | Kazakhstan | Russia | Brazil | China | Portugal | New Zealand

A year in the making:

Concept and ideas 1 year

Liaising with artists 6 months

Making my own work 6 months

Initial organising 4 months

Planning 3 months

Full steam ahead 2 months

Countdown and preparation 1 month

Installation 2 days

Private view 3 hours

… the show runs for 2 weeks… Carpet Pages II: Roots

Art Pavilion Mile End

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NIGHT 84 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

The Floating Island of Mile End:

The Art Pavilion Mile End is literally an earth-sheltered building, so its roof is covered with soil and grass: appropriate for my ‘roots’ motif for the show. It is flooded with light providing optimum viewing for the artworks and there is a beautiful vista of an island – home to nesting swans – from the gallery. There is also something very dear to my heart roving on the surface of the pond – Mile End’s very own floating island, made especially for ducks and other wildlife that inhabit the main island. Thanks @juliettelosq for pointing out the coots and moorhens. Here is the island, drifting in the wind…

…also more pics of the show as seen from the island, including beautiful woven basketry structures by @diwu and work by @alinemarion and @jianiu as seen from a distance ~

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NIGHT 83 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

This time last night… taken at my Carpet Pages II: Roots show preview opening night at the Art Pavilion Mike End. These spectacular photos were taken from the gallery’s island by the lovely and talented @didi_sylvia who also has beautiful woven basketry structures in the show

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