the only large acrylic painting in the collection. the image depicts the weighing of the heart ceremony with the gaza pyramids
and a large sun in the background. i found the heiroglyph in a book on ancient egyptian history and completed the painting
(more than 100 hours of work) in march 1997. it measures eight feet long.
the second in a series of four paintings measuring 26 inches by 60 inches which i completed in the spring of 2000. the image
draws from the few memories i have from the first four years of my life, growing up in maudi, a suburb of cairo. my mother,
father, older brother and i would horseback ride near the pyramids and the sphynx. one time the horse my brother was riding
galloped off into the desert away from the rest of us. it only took a few minutes to catch up with him, but he was pretty
terrified as a five year old. fortunately for me i was too young to ride alone and was passed between my mother and our egyptian