On the 4th of August 2020, I was walking in Downtown Beirut, in proximity of the
At 6.07pm, the world has gone mad: 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded at
the port. Windows were blown away, glasses were raining from the sky, and
smoke was everywhere. Some people, the ones who made it, were screaming
and running in all directions.
In a few seconds, I realized that I was lucky enough to have survived this
explosion. It was from that moment that I knew I needed to do something about
it. The idea was to help the victims affected by this blast and help the rebuilding
of my city. That is why I started by painting and giving 100% of the proceeds to
NGOs. Today, painting has become part of my daily routine and has become a
passion that I want to pursue on a personal level.
By way of introduction, my name is Karine Daouk and I am a 26 years old
Lebanese Interior Architect.
Painting helped, and is still helping me express my feelings and my state of mind.
I am a strong believer that a piece of art changes your mood, enlightens your
spirit and enhances the energy in your space.