Artist Statement

Contemporary British Scultptor Bushra Fakhoury working on Dunamis(web)
Bushra And Octopus
My themes and inspirations are mostly based on myths, fables, folklore, carnivals, parades and by observing, and studying people in their daily activities.

I was privileged to have lived in exotic countries, such as Ivory Coast, France, Kenya and Lebanon which had a great influence on my work. I started sculpting at a very early age of 7 at the convent where I was taught to use marzipan to create flowers and animals. From this point forward this fuelled my imagination and pushed my creativity to the limit, enabling me to concentrate on the form in its purest expression.

When I arrived in London I attended sculpture lessons at Morley College, City & Guilds, National Open College Network, and took private lesson with Stanislaw Frankiel, Jean Gibson, Christopher Porter Paice & Nicky O’Connor.

My sculptures are in public and private collections in the US, UK, Europe, Turkey and the Middle East.

I have exhibited at several galleries in London such as Catto Gallery, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Sotheby Exhibition (‘Basilisk’ and ‘Look out’), Wisley, Royal West of England Academy and Chelsea Arts Society among many others.

 

1983   Doctor of Philosophy – Institute of Education – University of London
1981   Diploma in Television Direction in Formal & Non-Formal Education conducted by the education and science division – British Council
1974   Master of Art, Major Education, American University of Beirut
1973   Teaching Diploma, American University of Beirut
1969   Bachelor of Art, Major Fine Art, Lebanese American University
1968   Associate in Arts, Lebanese American University
1966   Associate in Applied Science – Business Studies, Lebanese American University
     
     

MRBS: Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors
CAS:   Chelsea Art Society
MCAC: Member of Chelsea Art Club

Links:
Saatchi Online
Royal British Society of Sculptors
Malec Fustok   Drawings, Mixed Media ,Paintings