I was handed a project that required me to create a narrative set of panels for covering the walls of an entire restaurant.
This is the largest set of Illustration works that I ever had to do, and definitely one of my most exciting accomplishments. For Em Sherif's new Sea Food Café, I decided to take on Mediterranean cuisine, and meet it with a set of narratives depicting several ancient Mediterranean mythologies. From Europa on the bull followed by her brother Cadmus on his Phoenician ship to Poseidon with his trident and a group of mermaids chilling on a rock. The crowning panel was a 6 x 2.5 m illustration, in which I depicted the scene of the birth of Venus. Also, several pattern and filler tiles were created. Digitally painting each individual panel up to scale, the task was quite daunting, but it made sure the final quality of the illustrations fit in their correct proportions. My digital paintings were then sent to Portugal, where they were individually hand painted Azulejo-style, the traditional Portuguese tile painting technique, and shipped back to Beirut to be carefully installed on the café walls.