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Ala Ebtekar  Berkeley, CA

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About Ala

My works are visual narratives that are a simultaneous deconstruction and reconstruction of time and space – a visual glimpse of a crossroad where present day events meet history and mythology.

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Annie Vought

Oakland, CA artist

"Ala is a Bay Area artist and I have seen and loved his work for years. He combines mythology and history with contemporary imagery."

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"sic work...thanks for putting this up."

"Nice work which immediately calls attention to the aerial bombing of Ancient Iraq and the other the Firebird, Phoenix of the USAF fighter fleet."

"Very SALT S.F."


"dope work..."

"Beautiful art with a subtle message. Fabulous!"

"i love it it's so intresting love the newspaper backgroundvery insprational"

"Feelings of viseral hatred towards how the west has treated the history of Arabic belief (writings in background). The Historical figures seem unblemished and unphased by the attacks or stoically defending themselves. Maybe a little too much pride - Dangerous"

"i think these are amazing, truly. a blend of hindu icon, myth, fine craftmanship and vision. i want more! bravo!"

"I love your work, very poetic but strong at the same time, and therefore highly ironic"

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