Ghadah AlRabee is a Saudi female artist who has been using chocolate and candy wrappers in her artwork since 2010 and recreates famous paintings by adding elements of the Arabic culture and tradition.
Born in 1979 in the city of Medina, Ghada Al-Rabea studied Home Economics and Fine Arts at the local Taiba University. She teaches these subjects at schools and organizes various art workshops.
She has been an active member of the Medina art scene, has exhibited in numerous shows locally and has exhibited at Athr Gallery in Jeddah.
Her unique technique of using candy wrappers instead of traditional paints give her work an element that echoes the sweet innocence of the simple life.
She is one of the women artists who championed women’s right to drive in Saudi. In a conversation with Saudi Gazette, she channels her stand for women’s rights “In my personal opinion woman’s right to drive is a must. Islam has guaranteed her right when it comes to inheritance and education along with other rights. We were living on a planet where women couldn’t drive, didn’t buy cars or vehicles for themselves and I hope it will be the beginning of a new era of balance and equality”
See her enchanting work on Instagram.
Featured Image & Content via Huffington Post and Athrart.