Illustrated stories representing subjective interpretations of social and political diatribe across the Arab region.
Meet Madina is a content and illustration project portraying lust, politics, space and cultural insights.
As a storyteller at heart, I wanted to create a series of illustrative political and social commentaries that subvert complacency by presenting my personal outlook.
Madina cannot be defined by what’s between her legs for her existence today transcends the physical cast she once found herself trapped in. She is an outcome of social experiments, of lust and contradictions. She is all of us, and we all are ‘Madina’. Spawned from the Arab desert batting long dark eyelashes and stroking an even darker beard, Madina is the oriental schizophrenia bound by land’s tradition, an ardent fire that remains too weak to spark a revolution.
Spanning an author’s journey from Baabda and Jounieh in Lebanon to Gaza, Dubai, Cairo and Damascus, the prose I developed was in Arabic and its content represented in a hand-drawn black & white poster.
The series was exhibited and featured by Haven For Artists, Rusted Radishes, Beirut NTSC, Al Modon. It was also produced as limited-edition etchings by Galerie Fadi Mogabgab. Madina is also available on Tumblr and Facebook.