Art historian/researcher on religion and art, was born in Iraq to an English father and Arab Christian mother. Studied in Iraq, Soviet Union, UK, Russian Federation and USA. Worked at the Iraqi Museum, Baghdad 1965-1977. Awarded the Millennium Award. Lectured on history of art at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman 2001-2003. Chair of MCIC. Writer in Arabic and English. Remembering Al Mutanabbi (street bombing). Art exhibitions in Baghdad, London, Newcastle, Lebanon, Sweden, Portugal and Austria.
My artistic creations are heavily influenced by my cultural heritage and are the fusion of eastern and western ideal, combining the fluid movement within the use of different media.
Ying and Yang inspired me to use contrasting materials in my artwork. I portray various subject matters, that I came across while traveling through different cultures in the Middle East, Europe, South America and Asia. The variety of topics and combining different materials is both technically and artistically challenging. The complexity of the design is ambitious and made it a most enjoyable process.
Dr Emily Porter