November 11, 2018
Black and white illustration of jugs and fruit

The artists of Homs

Friends. Families. Lovers. Art companions. Here conversations were made on culture, art and the city.
April 14, 2017
Family group walking on dust path

An Artist’s Travels

I was always searching for new drawing methods. For five years, I’ve volunteered to work with people with special needs, and I have tried to come up with simple ways to help these people draw.
November 30, 2015
Woman in red and white headscarf

Remember Me

In 2002, I was on the Queen of the rivers, the Euphrates, with my good friend Selina, a Dutch woman.
June 6, 2015
Woman making carpet

Hayat’s Creations

She creates life in everything she sees and touches. Indeed she is hayat – life.
February 24, 2015
Black and white sketch

Aleppo Days

These are murky and bitter days in Aleppo, days of endless exhaustion. I can’t escape my situation.
December 31, 2014
Street full of restaurant diners at night

Street Musician

Growing up in Salamiyah, a city near Homs, my parents made our home a musical environment.
November 14, 2014
Man kicking an orange in a courtyard

Little Details

I left Syria on 22 July 2012. The main reason was the search for security. It is the same reason everyone leaves Syria nowadays.
October 25, 2014
Reflection of Aleppo buildings in water

Children’s Laughter

At the curve of the path by the nearby wheat field a laugh is flying...
October 3, 2014
Painting of a crow

A Space to Paint

I came to Istanbul almost ten months ago. I live in the house of friend of mine, in an area called Mecidiyeköy.