Flowers. Elephants. Hamsas. Minarets. Mystery. Dreams. Design. Layers. Texture.
I Heart Japan
Last year, 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.
Yasmin (pronounced yaz-meeeen) is an artist, writer, UX designer, and dancer based in Austin, Texas. Her work is deeply textured and layered with paper, acrylic, mark-making, graphite, and gold leaf. In addition to being a fine artist, Yasmin is an accomplished Middle Eastern dancer and has performed around the world in festivals, theaters, and concerts. Coins, beads, and jewels from her dance costumes are often collaged into her mixed-media art. When traveling, Yasmin seeks ephemera and inspiration to feed her art and sketchbooks. As a result, her paintings often contain themes, papers, and influences from different cultures around the world. Her art is described as dream-like, imaginative, rich, symbolic, and mysterious.