The Souk, 2013, oil on cotton, 28 x 32

Lots of people in Sudan wear exactly the same thing. I never really felt like anybody was actually too concerned with money or selling stuff in a Sudanese marketplace. I was often told by vendors that I was trying to pay too much money. Lots of vendors just lie around all day long drinking tea and coffee. More than a few even have a tape player running with their sales playing on a loop. The Souk sounds like a mix between the Quran and those tapes being played.


I'm not very comfortable drawing figures. I can do it, I'm just not sure I want to. I think there is so much character in paint alone that there doesn't need to be much detail in order to get a range of expression, as long as the context is obvious.