Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Yasmin is a mixed media artist now based in Austin, Texas. She draws inspiration from nature, dreams, imagination, textiles, travel and her heritage. Her art is often deeply textured and layered with vintage ephemera, ink, acrylic, mark-making, graphite and gold leaf. Her subject matter range from imaginative dreamscapes to introspective female figures. She also creates cyanotypes on fabric using local plants, flowers and paper silhouettes. These botanical vignettes are a deep shade of indigo and white.
Yasmin is a also a Middle Eastern Dancer and has performed in large festivals, theaters, and concert venues around the world with Thievery Corporation, Govinda and Sabaya Bellydance Collective. In the corporate world, Yasmin has built an extensive career as a User Experience Designer & Manager designing enterprise-level software, websites, iPhone and iPad applications. She holds several software patents.
Flowers. Elephants. Hamsas. Minarets. Mystery. Dreams. Design. Layers. Texture.
I Heart Japan
Not too long ago I spent some time in Japan and fell in love with the culture, art, and land. I kept an illustrated travel journal and I also published travel guides seeking art and inspiration in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Dance has always been a huge part of my life. I am forever grateful that dance allows me to travel, meet new friends, and spread the joy of dance movement from large festival stages to performance supper clubs, from private weddings to public concerts and music videos. I have traveled the world as a dancer with Sabaya Bellydance Corporation, Govinda, and Thievery Corporation.
Also, I might have been Cleopatra in another life.