Sarah Maple Art

Posted: December 13, 2008 in creativity
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sarah maple | born in 1985 sussex | feted as next next tracey emin (acclaimed turkish-british artist known for her provocative autobiographical art) | inspiration| being brought up as a muslim, parents of mixed religious and cultural backgrounds, issues of identity

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work| often fabricated scenes and situations | affected by art world friends family television popular culture music comedy literature

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aim| comedy | “to give my audience food for thought … through a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek approach”

 

PAINTINGS  

 

intelligent intense emotive political personal realism innovative thought provoking attractive sleek confessional audacity comic explicit confronting identity-probing imaginative great hair

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blue, badges, burka

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maple family

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i love orgasms

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islam is the new black

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love is losing game

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self portrait with mother’s headscarf and the breast of kate moss

maple-wank-over-hitler

wank over hitler

 

more PHOTOS

 

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Comments
  1. MissSunny90 says:

    Your site is ugly and u are a bitch fuck uuuu

  2. chris says:

    I was looking for where my current wallpaper came from and found it to be from here. I find it strangely amusing that the day I look for the original “art is crap” to my desktop and see that somebody left a rude comment. This one negates it :)

    • isiria says:

      thank you – not sure what that rage was all about ;)

      • menk... says:

        Your a bitch and u have nothin to do with art darling
        you dont even deserve to stand on that playing matt

        P.S
        get a life hun,
        maybe then someone will actually love you :)
        and pay attention to you which is WHAT youre after aint it ?
        youre an asshole :)
        Good Luckk !

  3. TAZ says:

    I THINK UR AMAZING AND SO PREETY. UR ART IS REALLY GOOD AND AM A FAN. I DO ART FOR MY GCSE AND LIKE YOU HELPED ME OUT BER. I WANTED TO DO A ARTIST STUDY ABOUT U SO I WANNA ASK SOME QUESTIONS IF U DNT MYND IF U CAN ADD ME ON CLOOSKY_G14@HOTMAIL.COM

  4. Albert says:

    Accidentally got hooked up with this webpage when I was searching Google for “maple” (I was infact searching for pictures or logos of maple trees ^_^)
    Then all the sudden I became a fan of your work. So real and so direct. You speak out what many others have in mind but are not comfortable to speak about. Really love your art. Keep going!

  5. tom says:

    Cool art.. I like randomly stumbling on this..

  6. Thom says:

    I was searching for pictures or Hitler and found this site and I love your work. And you’re so pretty :D

  7. niu says:

    i’ve been lookin’ 4 smthing else i saw ur page by chance :) its fabolous … awesome … good job :) good luck:)

  8. Zairah says:

    Hi [=

    Saw the Sour Times video from Riz Mc && saw you in it [=
    I was intrigued by your “Islam Is The New Black” backdrop so I searched you [=
    I like your stuff. Very outspoken. You know, that’s frowned upon =P
    Good On You.

  9. sadie says:

    your disgusting

  10. saraa says:

    islam isnot bad as you think .islam dosent like blood but the terrorist do you have to know the diffrance by reading some books .iam amoslim girl and i dont wear scarf couse we have freedom .i love christian people and my best friend isnot moslim .wish u the best

  11. Shaz says:

    It is so ironic that ‘art is crap’ … when clearly this blog is full of it

    keep up the crap ;)

  12. NANI~ says:

    I don’t speak english good .. but

    That did not stop this abuse is not pleased by what you will find

    This is not a consideration of Islam and Muslims, said the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

    He barricaded themselves on a woman’s vagina

    does not show her adornment ( The woman should not show except her face and hands and feet only ) , but
    A male relative (her brother – her father – her uncle – her uncle) and with her husband Can do what she pleases.

    Muslim women Cleanse
    And you are trying to tarnish its image by all means

    Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”

    115. Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”

    116. And behold! Allah will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah.?” He will say: “Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

    117. “Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, ‘worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things.

    118. “If Thou dost punish them, they are Thy servant: If Thou dost forgive them, Thou art the Exalted in power, the Wise.”

    119. Allah will say: “This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are gardens, with rivers flowing beneath,- their eternal Home: Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah. That is the great salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires).

    120. To Allah doth belong the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, and it is He Who hath power over all things.

    ================

    16. Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

    17. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

    18. She said: “I seek refuge from thee to ((Allah)) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.”

    19. He said: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.

    20. She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”

    21. He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.”

    22. So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

    23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!”

    24. But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

    25. “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

    26. “So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to ((Allah)) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being’”

    27. At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

    28. “O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”

    29. But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”

    30. He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

    31. “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

    32. “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

    33. “So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”!

    34. Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

    35. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is.

    36. Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.

    37. But the sects differ among themselves: and woe to the unbelievers because of the (coming) Judgment of a Momentous Day!

    38. How plainly will they see and hear, the Day that they will appear before Us! but the unjust today are in error manifest!

    39. But warn them of the Day of Distress, when the matter will be determined: for (behold,) they are negligent and they do not believe!

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  13. Human says:

    I think you’re simply not worth thinking about in the response, it is folly to think and I’m not an idiot.
    , But I would like to show you if you think that this is art you do not have the mind to think of the foundation.
    It’s just nonsense and ridiculous are issued only through the mind of a sick child, stiff, and not the mind sane person is an artist with good taste.
    Of course, I regret wasting the time to write those words to despicable person as you.
    But believe me what I was think that there are people in such a low level of thinking

  14. can says:

    i was only randomly fooling around net, and found you by a coinsidence. actually, i saw your “art is crap” photo, and found it interesting and quite smart.
    even though, i also deal with some sort of art, i couldn’t obstruct myself agreeing with you at somepoint. i also mostly think, it is actually pointless. i am just not sure, if you are honest on this, or just trying to be provocative to take some attention.
    and btw i realised that you are half-turkish, i really am turkish. either, you don’t know much about how islam is in turkey, or you are just trying to provocate brits by using islam who don’t know much about turkey. because the way you approach turkey-islam relation, doesn’t seem realistic at all, and it more seems like an arabic country profile. believe me, there is a real difference between those two. you can ask your mother about it.
    hadi eyvallah…

  15. Bruno' says:

    oi, i think you do that to be polemic, i also think that islam is a middle age culture and will make human race come back some centures just like catolic churcht did, so we need polemic in this case your art is very good.

    i speak english no good (hohoho) as you can see, but i want you to know that: here in Brasil we dont care for islam, they can rise in alllll the world but not here, and you know why? cause here is the fuckin heaven, this is paradise (IF you can pay for it) but me, i belive that islam is the new word for retrocess ( is that rigth?) to come back to dark age.

    anyway, nice work but relax, like we say here in despotism times :

    se os home tao vigiando, vinge q ta sambando
    iff the man is watching you, fake a dance

    lost my point off view, but you fat ass british peoplle are ok (Y)

  16. مسلم says:

    انا سوف اكتب بالعربية وابحث عن ترجمة لاني اريد ان اتعبك يا اغبي شخص

    هل تتصور ان هذا فن ؟؟

    انت انسان راجعي ولا تفهم ما تقوله عبر لوحاتك
    لو كنت انسان وانا لا اعتقد ذلك
    لكنت بحثت وقرأت عن الاسلام قبل ان تتكلم او ترسم

    انتم تحدقدون علينا لا ن نسائنا تحفظنا وتحفظ مفاتنها اما انتم فلا حياء عند نساؤكم وتسبيحون كل شيء واي شئ
    فكيف تجدون من يحافظ علي نفسه ولا تعيبون عليه

    قل موتوا بغيظكم

    يا وقود جهنم

  17. rachel says:

    hey i really dig your art and your message. i randomly stumbled upon your page looking for inspiration for a current autobiographical project.
    i never have a message. i can come up with art. but there’s nothing behind it. i envy you for that.
    your paintings are beautiful, and i really like how you tastefully express your feminine ideals.
    keep it up. piss some more people off- you know you’re doing something right then.

  18. wtf says:

    i dont see what you are trying to impy about muslims
    and whats with the picture of the graf saying art is crap?

  19. fck you says:

    you are an asshole .

  20. ümm-ü kays says:

    you are stuped ! ewery body are stuped ! I Love hijab and a hıjab isnt dirty. and you are dirty dirty dirty !!! stupeds donkeys {{gerizekalılar pislikler sesinizi kesin pis ellerinizide üstümüzden cekin biz sizi takmıyoruz gerci ama kendinizi bi şey zanntmeyin ynede. . iğrenç pislikler (turksh) ]:[ mallar!

  21. Houda says:

    Her art is pretty deep. Especially the ‘Islam is the new Black’ one.

  22. Houda says:

    And in answer to ümmü-kays comment, I really don’t think this is against hijab.

  23. Sibel says:

    you are a disgrace to human society, you are the reson why I am abused on the street for believig in what i want to believe in. YOU are the reason behind all this anger and hatred among people. Beacause of people like you we are ones being put down, by media and by society. Why cannot you accept people for who they are. Is this what you call art? This is not art, this is abuse.. i do not understand why you people cannot find any other way to create harmony and peace between eachother but sumhow find the time and effort to destroy other people’s self esteam and create hatred in society. Thanks to people like you that is why there is a war, why hundreds of children are burnt alive, because of people like you we are looked down upon because of people like you we are seen as inadequent and not apart of society and their likings. I hope one day you do come to a realisation and are awaken to your self and find the real purpose of life, not to disgriminate other cultures, but to help in every way possible, to be able to trust and love the people around you and appreciate every second you are in the world. Life isnt a right its a privalege. While you are here make the most of it in the right way, make other peoples lives happier and easie rather than making it more difficult and creating haterate.

    • Rose says:

      Dear Sibel I am an artist intending to create artwork that harmonises our society. Something beautiful that celebrates diversity and respects that, each individual has their own journey to take I do not want to judge simply create from an accepting and objective perceptive. The work will dicpict ladies in various cloths of fashion or and religon as this is very much apart of my enviroment, diversity. I love where I live very much have enjoy being part a mixed community.

      What you said sums up how me, my partner, my friends all feel.

      ‘the real purpose of life, not to disgriminate other cultures, but to help in every way possible, to be able to trust and love the people around you and appreciate every second you are in the world. Life isnt a right its a privalege. While you are here make the most of it in the right way, make other peoples lives happier and easie rather than making it more difficult and creating haterate.’

      You said it girl! would love to chat more with you sometime.

  24. coco jambo says:

    Hi, Sarah.

    Remember I fucked you on Saturday. I didnt enjoy fucking as your pussy stinked a smelly fish.

  25. Billy says:

    Fascinating stuff. Provocative, obviously, but I think you express the contradictions very well. It’s not easy.

    If you were my daughter, I’d be proud.

  26. bitch says:

    sarah maple …. u r a bitch

  27. Menekse says:

    Your a bitch and u have nothin to do with art darling
    you dont even deserve to stand on that playing matt

    P.S
    get a life hun,
    maybe then someone will actually love you :)
    and pay attention to you which is WHAT youre after aint it ?
    youre an asshole :)
    Good Luckk !

  28. annonymous says:

    You corupt minded piece of shit!! What u enjoy selling yourself or sumat? Its disgusting and filthy! Dont dare associate yourslf with Islam and art because you’re neither a muslim or an artist!! You have no right to claim you’ve been brought up to be a muslim, more like you’ve been brought up to be a prostitute! What the fuck you playing at.. i feel disgusted seeing the pictures and i cant even express my words to describe what i think at the moment. You should be ashamed of yourself and i mean ashamed of yourself ALOT! Pffft all you people praising her you should be ashamed aswel, you’re praising a girl showing off her integrity, modesty and honour. All of these which are the most important and sacred things to a woman. Hijab, jilbab and nikaab are valued clothings in islam which protect the womans integrity, modesty, honour, lustful gazes of men and her own ego. The beauty of its value is unexplainable. I love wearing a hijab… and i agree with some of the commenters that YOU are one of the reasons for the discrimination towards Islam. If this is what your true intentions are to sell yourself on the internet, which IS what this is, then why keep yourself hidden, take it to the streets where you belong!!!!!!!

    • Omar says:

      Your art is very nice. It has a very ‘rugged’ style to it. Subjectively I like it. For the most part, it is very interesting objectively.

      Art is a form of expression. To those that were absolutely offended by this, I understand your frustrations as that I am muslim also but you people have to NOT let personal beliefs cloud mind. You have to approach art objectively or else the meaning of art is lost…

  29. Rayhana says:

    Wooo!!!… go menekse nd “annoymous”!
    Uve sed it well … im proud of both of u :) :)
    nd yhh u so called artist! I wear a hijab nd im proud of it! After readiin these comments nd Once agen lukin at ur disgustin paintings.. plz mke sure u c ur ugly face in the mirror… den find a car nd die under it :D:D

    • Omar says:

      Your art is very nice. It has a very ‘rugged’ style to it. Subjectively I like it. For the most part, it is very interesting objectively.

      Art is a form of expression. To those that were absolutely offended by this, I understand your frustrations as that I am muslim also but you people have to NOT let personal beliefs cloud mind. You have to approach art objectively or else the meaning of art is lost…..

  30. yo says:

    Lisn if yur gna be makn shit lyk dis yh..
    tell me wer ya liv n al cum dwn n show yu wht islam is n hw to mke yu hav n orgasm.
    Hu d hell r yu to disrespect anyonez religion?
    yur the lowlife scum ov d earth… n yu showed it thru yur so called art..
    I doubt yu will ever mend yur ways… bcuz thas hw low yu are.. but if yu dnt tke thm pikz off.. thn atleast have the decency to tell me who you are nd wer yur frm so i cn make yu cum to termz with the way of islam.

  31. Chris says:

    Art is an expression, thats it. I find it funny how some of the people tell her to fuck off and that she should accept them and their culture if the world is to get along. Counter-culture is an aspect that needs to be present because the concept of free speech ALLOWS PEOPLE TO POST VIEWS AGAINST POPULAR CULTURE. Dont tell me everything you believe in is perfect because its not. Accepting EVERYBODY means accepting people who go against your ideas also. Equality means the death of chivalry. you cannot pick and choose what rights to be equal among us.

  32. Frida says:

    I just came across your page by coincidence and carefully read all the comments, negative and positve.

    I love your art and see the sense in it. The trouble around in some comments is just endorsing once more what you want to say with your paintings.

    Specially the “I love Orgasms” painting is awesome. Behind every hidschab/burka is a women – that this fact is still upsetting some of the comentators above tells it all. Women have the same sexual needs like men – and of you still think that it is dirty for a woman to talk about in public or committing it – then you should think about in what century we live.

    I´m living in germany, and the young muslim guys here enjoy her sexuality very much (with women of all nationalities), while the females get told it´s just flat out dirty if they even think about before marriage. This is so hypocrite, I just can´t bear it!

    These paintings are not offending – they are awakening.

    Thanks for sharing your art, Sarah. You got my support.

  33. nortch says:

    was up sarah? its a pity that in this century we still have such small minded cultures and regressive beliefs. The art is provocative and surely you have something to say. Keep it up and please update so we can see more of your AND PISS OFF SOME MORE PEOPLE

    cheers

  34. gandu says:

    Move on from the Muslim stuff. Last thing we need.

  35. Saira says:

    Not particularly interested in the work; I find it a bit pretentious, but then each to their own. What is worthy of comment, however, are the ‘comments’ left by some of you who have looked at the images. Particularly those of you who feel that your faith or feminity or morality is being attacked. By expressing your views in such ignorant and vitriolic language you completely undermine your own ‘moral high ground’.

  36. plz stop stupidity on name of islam u have no rights to show deen el islam like this

    • Omar says:

      Your art is very nice. It has a very ‘rugged’ style to it. Subjectively I like it. For the most part, it is very interesting objectively.

      Art is a form of expression. To those that were absolutely offended by this, I understand your frustrations as that I am muslim also but you people have to NOT let personal beliefs cloud mind. You have to approach art objectively or else the meaning of art is lost..

  37. Omar says:

    Your art is very nice. It has a very ‘rugged’ style to it. Subjectively I like it. For the most part, it is very interesting objectively.

    Art is a form of expression. To those that were absolutely offended by this, I understand your frustrations as that I am muslim also but you people have to NOT let personal beliefs cloud mind. You have to approach art objectively or else the meaning of art is lost.

  38. darren hearst says:

    I LOVE your site. Please keep up the work. It is controversial and meaningful.

  39. fatima says:

    OMG! I never thought a child born to two people from two different cultures could be so confused! Can’t you all see it? We sholuld feel sorry for this person rather than attack her! From her so called “art” work, one can see that she is very confused about good and evil, piety and filth. The playboy bunny and the praying mat, the conservative modest woman with head scarf and the naked one. In the end, it is up to her what to choose. Heaven or hell?!!!

    But of course there is one thing she was very smart about, she chose a topic that will get her all the attention she needs – Islam. Like it or hate it, Islam IS the true faith. Islam washes its hands from people like you. You don’t even deserve the name you have because our grandmother Sarah was a good woman and a symbol of beauty inside out!

    Another thing, and this is directed to the brother from Turkey. I want to tell you that tru Islam is the same everywhere. There is no Arabian Islam and Turkish Islam! By saying what you said, you are no different than her- a biased, racist, biggot! You have to remember, in Islam, “La farq bayna Arabian aou ajnabian Illa bil Taqwa”. In the end, let’s all pray for peace.

  40. SmasHdirtyNasT says:

    wow…
    i find your art brilliant.
    no joke. straight dope.

  41. merry says:

    art is respecting humanity, so ur pictures cannot be described as art in any way!!! shame on u ..

    • Vag says:

      Actualy, this is the kind of art that respects humanity!!!

      Actually what it shows is a big problem of humanity, that many of you cannot understand!!!

  42. b says:

    why so many hateful comments….? haha, i think your work is brilliant! xx
    keep at it.

  43. Vag says:

    Why all this Hate you people???

    That’s what your precious Gods are teaching you?
    YES!!! All of your precious Gods, and Name them as you want, all they give you is HATE… HATE HATE HATE, and more HATE!!!

    You just HATE anybody that doesn’t believe the crab that they very perfectly fed you for thousands of years, so that they can control you at their will!!!
    Alah say that, OBEY, jesus says this, OBEY AGAIN, all they want you is to OBEY, not to some God, but THEM, the ones in Command.

    I see more hate in religeus people tham the ones that don’t believe.
    The ones you think are the bad guyz!!!

    So, if it makes you feel better, Go Hate Everybody, and eventually you may be lucky to understand sometime that all you hated was yourselves…

    NICE ART, and in case you don’t know, Art is not always beautifull, but it has to be meaningfull.

    This kind of art has a meaning, more deep than the crap you think is art!!! It says about a great problem of a huge population, that of many females in islam… And you just fear of it…

    GOOD WORK TO THE ARTIST!!!

  44. amna says:

    I can’t understand why you did these things.
    I understand you didn’t know any thing about Islam , and I wonder who is beautiful the woman keep her body or woman let any one see her body?
    read the rights in women in Islam and think who is women take the respect as women not as goods.
    best wishes to your mind and your body.

  45. photographer says:

    you can’t judge islem if you’re far away from it.
    being a son of a moslim father isn’t enough.

    you’re just spreading your misunderstanding and misled thoughts about islam.

    i hope that you think once again about each of your posts.

  46. New Face says:

    Thank you for this interesting work, I find it quite amusing that people are so offended by it when thats exactly what provocative art is meant to do. Their reaction is a sign that what you’re doing is important and a step in the right direction for expanding the human consciousness. Suck it haters!

  47. Sary says:

    Sara good job, and guys her gallery is reflecting the reality including islamic culture , islam as itself is complete and flawless, yet mulisms works on ruin islam. i ve seen men and women praying while they are drunk and on drugs . women wearing abayah and hejab while prostituting and fucking around, god wants us to be ourselves be as human as possible, and not fool our selves cus god can not be fooled . she is not attacking GOD we are.

    sarah maple
    thank you

  48. Deliaga says:

    I really like your ”ironic truth” in your art…
    I dont think that people actually see or understand what you
    are trying to express, but from my point of view I found it very interesting, all the sexual repression, religions, politics… all that shit of this society. I truly believe this is ART.

  49. ios says:

    show your pussy!!

  50. turk chat says:

    thanks for informations…

  51. A says:

    Hi Sarah you sexy Turkish babe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Jimmy Jibson says:

    RIGHT. One thing people need to get straight is:
    This is not Sarah Maple’s website. It’s a blog with a post dedicated to her, so everyone addressing things directly to her, learn to interpret the internet!

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