Submission: Omani Artist Marwa Al Kalbani Shares Her Project "Find the Perfect Wife"
Our latest submission is a graphic zine titled "Find The Perfect Wife" by Omani artist and designer Marwa Al Kalbani. The zine is a satirical graphic comic that highlights the unfair scrutiny Arab girls experience at the hands of older women who are looking for the "perfect" wife for their - mostly imperfect - sons. Marwa shares her own thoughts on the project:
"I am still exploring and didn’t settle for a specific “style”. However, I am really interested in portraying and looking into the Middle Eastern society. I started noticing patterns in my work at the end of my sophomore year [at university] and realized that I am always showcasing women in the Middle East and I love it. This project is about Arab moms and their hunt for the "perfect" wife for their sons or any male in the family."
Marwa Al Kalbani is a Omani artist and designer currently studying graphic design at VCUarts in Qatar. You can follow her work on instagram @marwaalkalbani97.
Check out her zine below: