For me, art not only evokes memories and contemplation of the loss of home but it also encounters the present and shapes the future. My work is the product of a rich heritage from my origins in Sudan, my training there and my recent diasporic experience.
As a Sudanese, my past and present are marred with memories of loss, isolation, migration, exile and forgotten heritage.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Sudanese artists and their critics engaged in a dialogue on the significance of artistic heritage in relation to contemporary Sudanese arts. I was a witness, if not a participant, in this exciting, stimulating period in Sudanese intellectual life which in turn significantly influenced my identity and style of work today.