Dua Abbas

Absent St. George
Absent St. George

Pastel on Somerset paper 22 x 30 inches 2013

The Oracle (and Sticky Notes)
The Oracle (and Sticky Notes)

Pastel on canvas 24 x 60 inches 2013

Orpheus was on the Line
Orpheus was on the Line

Pastel on Somerset paper 16 x 30 inches 2013

Ariadne. Pastel on canvas
Ariadne. Pastel on canvas

Pastel on canvas 30 x 36 inches 2013

How to Deify Someone
How to Deify Someone

Pastel on canvas 36 x 36 inches 2013

Ave-ll
Ave-ll

Pastel on Somerset paper 22 x 30 inches 2013

Idolatress
Idolatress

Inks and pastels on canvas 36 x 72 inches

The Pagan Pilgrim
The Pagan Pilgrim

Pastel on Somerset paper 22 x 30 inches 2013

When the World was still Vast
When the World was still Vast

Pastel on canvas 36 x 36 inches 2013

Dua’s portraits of women have many medieval, pagan and Pre-Raphaelite elements. She borrows various cultural symbols from civilizations in which female deities were worshiped and revered in stark contrast to the male-centric narrative of Islam.