Umbilical

"For an American audience there is the expectation that, as a diaspora artist from the Middle East, Ayad’s work necessarily should express and clarify the issues of war, destruction, politics, and sectarianism, especially as relates to Iraq. We ask him to tell his story, to interpret his own response to death and devastation, and the annihilation of nearly everything but his memories of home. Because he is an innate story-teller who masterfully constructs his narratives from carefully built layers of charcoal and paint, often on Arabic newspaper, we have his provocative response." Dr. Linda Komaroff

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Sleeping Beauties
I Used to be King
I Used to be King
2011-2012 
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48 "x 60" - 122 cm x 153 cm
Naturally Inorganic
Naturally Inorganic
2011-2012 
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48 "x 60" - 122 cm x 153 cm
Spring
2011-2012
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on canvas
48"x 216" - 122 cm x 549 cm
unchained
Unchained
2012
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on canvas
48"x 144" - 122 cm x 366 cm
The Thinker
The Thinker
2011-2012 
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72 "x 48" - 183 cm x 122 cm
One World
2011-2012 
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72 "x 48" - 183 cm x 122 cm
Sleeping Beauties
2011-2012
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72"x 72" - 183 cm x 183 cm
Venus Iraq
2011-2012
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72"x 72" - 183 cm x 183 cm
At the Begining
2012
Charcoal, acrylic, pen and pencil on canvas
72"x 72" - 183 cm x 183 cm

A Piece of Spring
2016
Charcoal, acrylic, pen, marker pen and pencil on canvas
48"x 48" - 122 cm x 122 cm