Painted memories

Egypt always held a special place in my mom’s heart. Despite the blockade and Egypt’s political mess these days, her love for anything egyptian is still strong!

Those are some photos from my mom’s archive during one of her visits to Cairo back in the 80’s. The original photos are insanely beautiful and artistic, i couldn’t resist not trying to play around with them!

Inspired by Gerhard Richter’s, I am experimenting with acrylic paint over the photographs where the faces of my mother and other family members are hidden,nonetheless you can still get glimpses of the amount of love and joy my mom held for Egypt there! specially in the one where she was having tea with some Saidi’s “people who reside in the country side of Egypt”.

Process

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