Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

The Face That Stops

Posted on | March 13, 2020 | No Comments

Passersby on busy, bustling Las Olas Blvd in Ft, Lauderdale, Florida, are suddenly stopped by a poignant, strikingly beautiful face in a window. It seems to say look at me and forget your cares. That is its point, says artist Jamali. “It’s the essence of woman.”

And if one look is not enough, there are many similar portraits in the gallery, all with heart-shaped faces, signifying love and peace. One model alone did not serve. The face is a composite of Jamali’s mother and his three sisters. They seem to blend into a glowing artistic whole. Jamali calls his work “mystical expressionism,” and the portraits are unusually produced by pigmentation on cork.

Jamali, now 81, was born in Pakistan. He came to the U.S. in 1973 and lives in Florida. Varied and prolific, he has produced some 25 thousand works –  sculptures, photos and poetry along with paintings. But the mystical woman seems to dominate with a beguiling look that captivates viewers.


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This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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