Gazbia Sirry, considered one of the today’s leading Egyptian artists, came to my attention through a recent Facebook post by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The post featured her painting The Kite and I found myself so unexpectedly moved by this piece, I just had to learn more about this exquisite artist.
I feel so fortunate to have come upon her work in this slightly unexpected way. As an Egyptian woman attempting to capture not only Egypt’s culture but the experience of being a woman in that world, Sirry’s artwork is poignant, symbolic, heartbreaking, uplifting and, given the recent groundbreaking events in Egpyt, important in its point of view. She is a treasure I am lucky to have found.