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Hookah Dreams - Watercolor & gold gouache
Dimensions of painting itself: 13" X 17", Framed


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This piece was created specifically for a show called "Sensual Pleasures", that was held at Alvida Art Gallery in Savannah. The show incorporated the works of several artists--I found out about it rather late, so I put in only one piece. When Anne El-Habre, the gallery owner, told me the theme of the show, I asked her how we should delineate the theme, and she told me that she wanted us to just paint what first came to mind when we heard the words "sensual pleasures". For some reason, this image introduced itself pretty fully detailed, into my head.

The lady here is smoking a hookah, also called a nargilah, filled with fragrant orange or peach-flavored tobacco--she has been reading books on the Arabian Nights, drinking wine, indulging herself in sweets and fruits, and her head is now filled with the smoky dream of Love. She fantasizes herself as a dark-haired beauty held in the strong and manly arms of an Arabian prince of long ago. It is a picture filled with many things that cater to her sensual tastes, from fine tobacco, silk clothes, & fine jewelry to delicate teas, wine, fresh fruits and sweets and Turkish coffee.


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