The Bedouin Ladybug, 2018

Oil on canvas / 78.75 x 71.5 inches This powerful symbolic and historical piece celebrates the 2018 decree issued by Saudi Arabia allowing women to drive. The painting depicts a newly liberated woman driving a pink Volkswagen, literally the car of the people, amidst an assortment of symbols and references to the country’s history and culture. In her right hand is the license plate indicating both the Western and Islamic calendar day the ban was lifted.