interview: Sara Qaed, artist &
political cartoonist, UK / Bahrain
Q: Can you describe your work in terms that a 4 year old can understand, please?
A: I draw editorial caricatures and make illustrations. If you ever open the newspaper and see these cartoons about presidents or politics, I do stuff similar to them. I follow the news and then draw questions using ink and paper, or use my iPad. My favorite colors are black, white and every shade of gray.
Q: I would like to be able to talk to birds. Can you speak lots of
languages? Or what language would you like to speak?
A: I speak Arabic and English. I would like to speak as many
languages as I can; because I love understanding and communicate
with people without a translator. I have never thought of birds,
But I sometimes think of the objects that we live with every day
like sofas, tables, pillows or mirrors. If they could speak their
language, I would love to ask them about the way they
see/describe us or our behavior.
Q: What is your favorite piece of art you have ever done?
A: I don’t have a favorite piece; I have favorite moments with some pieces. Usually, when people use or interact with any piece, I would look at it again differently, and I enjoy this moment.
Q: What is your super power in real life? If you could chose another made up one what would it be too?
A: Drawing and Style are power.
I once read that one of the worst crimes is stealing! So maybe I would do something to stop stealing or reduce it.
Q: What can we children do (one thing) that will
make the world substantially better for us when we are adults
and for our children if we have some?
A: Be you.