“Queen of Sheba travels in mirrors” new series by Ibrahim Quraishi is the perfect illustration of the artist work as he often take his inspiration from history and myths, mixing different techniques and medium to reveal “Sheba” magical secret, with collage, painting and ink playing with different supports and dimensions.
The Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Salomon is mentioned in texts that are sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. She wants, as a shrewd diplomat, to challenge the illustrious wisdom of Salomon, so she travelled with an abundance of gold, silver and diamonds. According to the legend,”Sheba” is a breath taking beauty with a magical secret, one female and one male leg. King Salomon was obsessed with this secret and had his palace’s floor polished until “it shone like a glass mirror.