I was thrilled to receive an email/pic from Alexandra Asseily last week telling me about the new exhibition in her “Silk Museum” Lebanon, “Souvenirs from the silk road’ .
Included in the exhibition are my ‘Filigree Tree” &“Vixen” stoles, created for Janacek’s opera ‘Cunning little vixen’ during Garsington Opera’s 2014 season which Alexandra bought from me a couple of years ago. A start of a friendship, and admiration on my behalf of the work she has and is doing in the field of reconciliation and forgiveness following conflict.
I have put a link through to the museum’s web site below, a truly inspiring story of how the Asseily’s bought the derelict silk factory in 1973 planting hundreds of tree’s and restoring the factory & creating what is know a fabulous museum.
Despite the obvious difficulties, the museum was occupied by the Syrain army in 1982, they have continued to put on exhibitions and hold workshops.
My ink drawings from 'Marriage of Figaro' used for the figure stripes running through the "Filigree Tree" stole
"Souvenirs from the silk road' exhibition in the Silk Museum , Lebanon
"Vixen" stole created for a production of Janacek's Opera "Cunning little Vixen"
The Silk Museum, Bsous, Lebanon
George and Alexandra Asseily's Garden of forgiveness , Beirut, Lebanon