Tree of Hope – Mary Abed Al Ahad




Tree of Hope



Watercolour painting



An invitation to meditate on hope. There is always the possibility of redemption.



Mary Abed Al Ahad is a 27-year-old artist with music and painting talents. She has been playing an oriental musical instrument named “Oud” for 10 years. She discovered her painting talent 3 years ago. Since then, she has painted many natural scenes in oil and watercolour.



  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.