In the past men would gather to meet, chat, and play games frequently. I painted on images with enamel of boys today practicing the same activity but rather playing some sort of game console. While the women still gather to chat, gossip and have some tea and coffee.
There are also new norms that are very familiar to this new generation living in these modernized countries. While older generations may not be aware of their existence, and might not be to delighted too know about them, these activates are very much a part of today’s culture.
I have painted a common scene on the roads here, where there are two cars one with boys and one with women. The boys are yelling out their phone numbers to the girls in hopes that they would call them and have the chance to get to know them.
The other is set in a crowded mall, which is the favorite hang out space in this region due the hot weather outdoors. People go to malls not only to eat or shop, but also walk for exercise and even for some coquetry.
Photo By: Dana Al-Khalifah
Model: Aljazi Waleed Al-Roumi
Head piece: 2.5cm x 60cm, Sapphire, Silver, Copper, Enamel, Wool, Leather