Long story short:
I am a full time mental health worker in Vancouver's DTES, professional artist, teacher of Islamic Geometric Design, dedicated musician and a nerdy freestyle skateboarder. I am also a devoted father of three super rad kids :)
Long winded explanation:
My expertise is in constructing traditional Islamic Geometric designs. I am self taught through my collection of books, YouTube, networking, and a great deal of trial and error.
I spent over a month in Fes, Morocco, apprenticing with a fantastic crew, on how to construct and utilize hand made Zillij tiles.
I am a teacher through the School of Islamic Geometric Design.
I am also an abstract artist, with a taste for cartoonish psychedelic weirdness.
I am also a proficient musician. I typically play Elektro Saz/Bağlama or guitar, but am decent at a wide variety of other string and percussion instruments. I have a band, we perform live occasionally. In the past I have released numerous records and have toured Canada and the US a few times.
The two bands of mine, that I'm most proud of, are
I am a pretty darn good freestyle skateboarder, which basically means that I can perform very complicated tricks on a wooden toy, that would make you mildly fascinated at best!
I have competed in all but one of the Cloverdale World Round-up Freestyle Skateboarding Competitions, all of which were in the Amateurs.