I recently had the great fortune of meeting Mary-Lynn Massoud and her brother Carlo Massoud in Beirut. Not only did I get the full tour of their impressive organic farm, I also visited Carlos's show at Carwan gallery, Mary-Lynn's studio, and Mary-Lynn and partner Racha Nawam's latest show at Art Factum Gallery.
Truly, Mary-Lynn and Racha may be the fiercest creative female duo I've ever seen. The work is phenomenal! Despite their bubbly energy, these two Lebanese women create masterfully whimsical, poetic, almost quiet ceramic works. Their pieces range from functional tabletop objects, such as plates and bowls, to decorative birds, vases, and more. As demonstrated in their latest exhibition, Stacked, which featured an amazing collection of Raku Clay vases, the ladies' work celebrates the beauty found in the irregular. The results, as you can see, are incredibly compelling and joyful!
*Exhibition images courtesy of Art Factum Gallery
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