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Daddy

“Allah’s Apostle married me when I was six years old, and he consummated the marriage when I was nine.”

– Aisha

Date of completion: 01/01/2020

Dimensions with frame base: 57H x 26W x 7D Inches

 

Materials:

Main artwork: wooden panel, foam, Bondo, fiberglass, screws and wire, epoxy clay, glass, oil primer, artist grade oil paints.

 

Frame and base: heavy duty wood construction, plywood, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, mounting hardware.

 

Main artwork is attached to the frame.

 

About The Artwork

 

The goal of this piece is to accent the issues of patriarchy and challenge the status quo which comes with the blind trust of authority. This concerns idealization of any particular individual or a group.

As humans we all need a strong father figure, a rock we can lean on; a promise of a bright future after death… It is not my place to tell anyone what that paternal role should be, but, I hope we can reach a point in our lifetime when perceived safety doesn’t come at a high cost that children have to pay. In my opinion, starting difficult conversations is bringing us a step closer to peace.

To empathize the point I’m trying to make, I’ve crowned the artwork with the symbol of patriarchy, which is generally associated with christian religious traditions. However, the main focus here is on the Muslim texts, called Sahih al-Bukhari. This collection dates to the nine’s century and is considered to be one of the most respected and followed texts in Sunni tradition. In the chapter called Marriage there are alleged accounts of Aisha – the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad, describing her wedding at the age of six (1).

Whether her quotes have reached us correctly is a subject of large debates. It is hard to follow historic events occurring thousands of years ago with much certainty. Which is exactly the point I’m trying to make. This religious text, among others, has served as a cultural blueprint for the destinies of countless women and children. Today there are government authorities that do not wish to raise the age of consent due to their unwillingness to challenge their holy Prophet (2). And the issue of child marriages is not limited to Islamic communities, but has a frighting global statistic (3).

Whether Mohammad was a good or a bad man is kind of irrelevant in the 21st century full of living and breathing patriarchs. What matters is our actions and the strive to understand what morality means to us today. I believe no prophet, father or president should be immune from scrutiny. It is time for people of all backgrounds to exercise their liberty and enforce contemporary standards onto their chosen leaders so that our future generations are proud of our legacy.

 

 

Price:

Priced to sell. I use the standard formula to price my work by width x height in inches.

Feel free to ask a question or make an offer.

 

Payment and Shipping:

Payments are accepted via Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card. Financing is available.

Returns on originals are accepted within 30 days. Exchange credit is available.

Weight 70lbs. Ships insured worldwide in a wooden crate. Inquire about a quote. Local free pickup and delivery in: San Diego, Orange County and North Baja California.

Muse

Date of completion: 11/10/2019

Dimensions with frame base: 20W x 32H x 8D Inches

 

Materials:

Main artwork: hardwood panel, Bondo, fiberglass, screws and foil, epoxy clay, glass, artist grade oil paints.

 

Frame and base: wood construction, plywood platform, wooden frame, acrylic paint, mounting hardware.

 

Main artwork is mounted onto its frame for safe transportation and display.

 

About Artwork

This work took years to finish and is my most delicate and gentle piece as of 2019. It represents the beginning of my journey as a professional sculptor, therefore I called her my “Muse”. To me she is very feminine and lovely.

I used epoxy resins, fiberglass, glass shards and highest quality primer/oil as a finish. It’s mechanically mounted with screws on wood and I custom framed it myself. The frame is also decorated with matching detail and painted with oil.

 

Price:

Priced to sell. I use the standard formula to price my work by width x height in inches.

Feel free to ask a question or make an offer.

 

Payment and Shipping:

Payments are accepted via Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card. Financing is available.

Returns on originals are accepted within 30 days. Exchange credit is available.

Weight 19lbs. Ships insured worldwide in a wooden crate. Inquire about a quote. Local free pickup and delivery in: San Diego, Orange County and North Baja California.

Helping Hands

Date of completion: 11/10/2019

Dimensions with frame base: 13W x 13H x 8D Inches

 

Materials:

Main artwork: hardwood panel, Bondo, fiberglass, screws and foil, epoxy clay, glass, artist grade oil paints.

 

Frame and base: wood construction, plywood platform, wooden frame, acrylic paint, mounting hardware.

 

Main artwork is mounted onto its frame for safe transportation and display.

 

About Artwork

This is the second piece I started 5 years ago. It went through a lot of revisions and is now finally done.

All hands are mine, at different stages of my life. The smallest ones in the middle are the most damaged. As I got older I’ve managed to heal and support myself.

 

Price:

Priced to sell. I use the standard formula to price my work by width x height in inches.

Feel free to ask a question or make an offer.

 

Payment and Shipping:

Payments are accepted via Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card. Financing is available.

Returns on originals are accepted within 30 days. Exchange credit is available.

Weight 7lbs. Ships insured worldwide in a wooden crate. Inquire about a quote. Local free pickup and delivery in: San Diego, Orange County and North Baja California.

Frida

Date of completion: 11/10/2019

Dimensions with frame base: 20W x 17H x 6D Inches

 

Materials:

Main artwork: hardwood panel, Bondo, fiberglass, screws and foil, epoxy clay, epoxy resin, glass, artist grade oil paints.

 

Frame and base: wood construction, plywood platform, wooden frame, acrylic paint, artist grade oil paint, mounting hardware.

 

Main artwork is mounted onto its frame for safe transportation and display.

 

About Artwork

This is the very first sculptural portrait I’ve ever made! It went through a lot of transformations until I was finally satisfied with it 5 years later. I had to learn a lot about the materials I’m using, anatomy and woodworking.

Sculpting Frida Kahlo was a great way to hone my skills, not to mention an exercise in solidarity with her feminist nature. I felt if I were to pick a person of fame to sculpt, she was a great choice as I have a lot of respect for her individuality and fearlessness. Given the times she lived in it was probably incredibly hard for a woman to be so outspoken and unique. She inspires me to not be afraid expressing myself.

I use glass in my work as a symbol of pain or clarity. The hummingbird is the soul of Frida, an object often found in her paintings.

 

Price:

Priced to sell. I use the standard formula to price my work by width x height in inches.

Feel free to ask a question or make an offer.

 

Payment and Shipping:

Payments are accepted via Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card. Financing is available.

Returns on originals are accepted within 30 days. Exchange credit is available.

Weight 10lbs. Ships insured worldwide in a wooden crate. Inquire about a quote. Local free pickup and delivery in: San Diego, Orange County and North Baja California.

Unusual Art Sculpture

Torn

Date of completion: 11/10/2019

Dimensions with frame base: 65W x 53H x 14D Inches

 

Materials:

Main artwork: wooden panel, foam, Bondo, fiberglass, screws and wire, epoxy clay, glass, oil primer, artist grade oil paints.

 

Frame and base: heavy duty wood construction, plywood platform, wooden frame, acrylic paint, mounting hardware.

 

Main artwork can be unmounted via french cleat bracket for ease of transportation.

 

About Artwork

This is a portrait of my husband which was made according to his vision. An eternal struggle of men, torn between the pulls of the material needs and the pursuit of creative growth. I use glass in my work to symbolize both pain and clarity.

This piece took me over 2 years to finish and involved quite a few struggles of my own! Mainly, I had to figure out the safety and compatibility of materials and, of course, work on the likeness of my beloved subject. Since I hadn’t really seen this kind of art anywhere and didn’t know whom to learn from, I educated myself on the use of materials everywhere I could: Home Depot, manufacturers’ web sites, various art blogs and woodworking channels. I slowly learned and corrected mistakes as I went. The most tedious part was painting of all the crevices with oil brushes as I didn’t want to use inferior spray paints. I do not use paint thinners and only paint with refined linseed oil. The acrylics are used appropriately on flexing surfaces and frames.

I’m very pleased with the final results and so is my husband:).

 

Price:

Priced to sell. I use the standard formula to price my work by width x height in inches.

Feel free to ask a question or make an offer.

 

Payment and Shipping:

Payments are accepted via Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal and Credit Card. Financing is available.

Returns on originals are accepted within 30 days. Exchange credit is available.

Weight 140lbs. Ships insured worldwide in a wooden crate. Inquire about a quote. Local free pickup and delivery in: San Diego, Orange County and North Baja California.