art by sandra fadayel
DUBAI – INTO THE SKY
A city that’s always under construction, a place that always seems to be looking upwards.
A melting pot of different cultures, come together from all corners of the globe in pursuit of the “Dubai-an dream”… Some come and go, some stay and grow with the city.
I moved here a couple of years ago, after spending 2 years in Abu Dhabi – the UAE’s capital city. Although the capital, Abu Dhabi’s relatively quiet and has a heavy feel about it; the “old money”, mature, affluent and opulent.
On the other hand, Dubai is the “nouveau riche” – flashy cars, lights, traffic, and a vibrant nightlife – Abu Dhabi’s crazy little sister. Driving through Dubai you get the feeling that you’re opening a jewellery box – each building competes with its neighbour to dazzle you with unique forms and bright reflections.
I was attracted here because of the cosmopolitan vibe of the city and it’s proximity to the Middle East, the year-round sunshine, and beach weekends.
Featured Piece: Into the Sky
This is one of the first pieces I created in this series; A mixed media collage created using various papers, pastels, india ink, and colour pencil.