Tribal Belly Dancer Drawings

This series of drawings inspired by the well known tribal belly dancer Rachel Brice whose brilliant dancing style influenced the world of belly dance. Tribal belly dance is different and "darker" than its traditional counterpart, blending tradition with contemporary street dance and fashions.

In this series of paintings and drawings, I try to really play with form and distort it so as to bring out the character of the dancers. Their beauty is not conventional, rather they are "outsiders" in every sense of the word with their unique bodies that defy mainstream ideals.