After many many years I met a familiar face, a lovely face, a face full of depth, and intelligence.
Nargis Khalid, the internationally acclaimed artist from India/Pakistan/Dubai. She was recently visiting Sedona.
I had spent my teen years admiring her work, dedication and compassion. Her work is beyond words, one must see it to experience it.
I was lucky enough to spend some precious hours with her, and found out, that close-up, she is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever met.
She says she has a ‘gypsy soul’.
(Something we share in common!)
A blessing when you someone so gifted yet ever so humble.
Meeting her, brought back memories of my younger days when I loved going to the Art Institute in Dubai, and made some timeless friends with artists from around the world. After our short day together, showing her local galleries and talking of old times, we parted, and to my surprise, she left me with a message on a secretly bought gift from a local gallery…the message said :
‘this is to remind you of us when ever you light it’
It was a Rock Oil Lamp.
How beautiful her thoughts, how timeless her visions.
I hope everyone will feel the same way when they look at her work.