A few weeks ago there was an interesting open call for a pattern or artwork to be printed on vinyl for these limited edition golf carts as part of a resort project in Dubai. I saw the open call just two days before the deadline but decided to give it a shot any way. According to the brief, the artworks were required to draw inspiration from Emirati culture, the city of Dubai or contain Arabic calligraphy.
Having grown up in this city, I felt like I could bring something personal to the table by incorporating childhood memories. One of such memories was driving by the Ras Al Khor sanctuary on the way to and back from school and being mesmerized by all the flamingos flocked together in the wetlands. Watching them for a few seconds every day made them a huge part of my daily journey and I decided to make them the subject of my artwork.
To complement the pinks from the flamingos, I decided to include palm leaves in cool tones of green and went with two color themes. Here's what the patterns look like