Syrian Artist defeats her disability in "Girls" Exhibition

Although she was born without limbs, her strength and will of life helped her to be a distinguished artist. Duaa al-Bestati uses her feet to draw beautiful paintings and this makes her an example to be followed.

The artist is currently holding her solo exhibition under the title "Girls" at the Arab Cultural Center in Abou Rumaneh, Damascus. Duaa displays about 32 paintings, most of them are glass paintings, that  depict the different states and conditions of women living in our society, beside her own life.

 Duaa said to Syria times(e-newspaper) :"each painting in this exhibition depicts a story of a girl : dancer, reader, flute player, nurse and others.In addition some of my works  show sad Syrian girls who still have hope". Moreover, the young artist also pointed out that in this exhibition she tried to present the idea of tied hands and masks that reflect the other side of each person.

About her artistic experience, al-Bestati has managed to develop her experience by herself through following training courses. Her ambition is to be an international artist.

She uses the black color in the background of her paintings in harmony with other colors such as burgundy and green to reflect her emotions and inner side.

Rabab Ahmad, the director of the Arab Cultural Center, said that Duaa is a talented artist, she defeated her disability and succeeded in being one of the famous artists by her  strong will and intuitions.

It is worth mentioning that Duaa is a graduate from Fine arts Faculty, she has held many exhibitions inside and outside Syria.


Interviewed by: Nada Haj khidr