I view this  works as a series of interviews wherein Iraqi citizens express their feelings about post occupation Iraq.The portraits are tightly shot and  so close up that you have no choice but to listen to what they have to tell you. The faces are the same sine they are united in nationality and under the same umbrella of circumstance. yet, each is representetive of different slices of the Iraqi social, political, religious and sectarian system.

The layers of calligraphy that are imposed on the faces express the individual feelings of each person. It is up to you to interpret these feelings.

I am Baghdad II
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad V
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XV
2013
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad III
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XI
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XII
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XI
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XVI
2016
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm

I am Baghdad XIII
2009
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad XIV
2009
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad VII
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad IV
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad XVI
2015
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad VI
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad (Yashmagh I)
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm

I am Baghdad (Yashmagh II)
2008
acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on canvas
72″ x 72″- 183 cm x 183 cm