“These pieces all come out of my work in digital art. I’ve always had a fascination with mythology and have dedicated a series for Greek Mythology and history. The backgrounds are drip paint on canvas scanned, enhanced, and then overlayed with my drawings. I made Zeus & Hera because of their tumultuous relationship, Anthony & Cleopatra because of the intensity of their history. The last one is very much a reflection of myself and how I’ve felt through the pandemic.”- Tamara

Trippy Gods I

Antony and Cleopatra

Suffocated

About the Artist:

Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman is a bi-racial Muslim writer, poet, and artist. She holds a dual Bachelors in Creative Writing and Middle Eastern History. She is a 2021 Desert Nights: Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow through the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. She is a 2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow and was a poet forThe Museum of Fine Arts and Houston Grand Opera’s event “The Art of Intimacy.” Her fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and translation publications can be found in (Fiction) Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Scintilla Magazine, Paper Trains Journal, The Bayou Review: The Women’s Issue. (Essays, interviews, and translations) Glass Mountain, Volume 21. (Poetry) The Houston Review of Books, The Bitchin’ Kitch, Harpy Hybrid Review, Poetically Magazine. Her visual art can be found in Sonder Midwest Review, Wordpeace Magazine, and The Blue Minaret Review and others.

Connect with the Artist: www.tamaraalqaisicoleman.com

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