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I love ritualized, repetitive work. It is my meditation and escape from a chaotic world. It’s the closest I can, truly, be in the present. My eyes and hand are looking, recording, looking, recording; and hours become a blink of an eye. These paintings are steeped in a long process of technical steps and patient execution. They are a study of a single object, meant to be adored. Like religious icons, they are gilded, richly patterned and exalting a perishable gift.

Shallots | Soraya Ghazi Lutes

Shallots

wood, rabbit skin glue, chalk, red clay bole, egg tempera, gold leaf

5″ x 7″

Apple | Soraya Ghazi Lutes

Apple

wood, rabbit skin glue, chalk, red clay bole, egg tempera, gold leaf

5″ x 7″

Radishes | Soraya Ghazi Lutes

Radishes

wood, rabbit skin glue, chalk, red clay bole, egg tempera, gold leaf

5″ x 7″

Fig | Soraya Ghazi Lutes

Fig

wood, rabbit skin glue, chalk, red clay bole, egg tempera, gold leaf

5″ x 7″