Historically, I’ve used the medium of soft pastel, often called chalk
Below you’ll find examples of my pastel works on paper, although a few are experiments with other media. Most of the images posted here were commissioned portraits (roughly life sized ), but some - the stylized ones - represent my own explorations. Recently, I've begun making portraits with thread --a kind of embroidery. Click here to see those and to read about my upcoming series using thread portraits to probe two concepts: biracial identity in the US and things that take time.

Come to Saaba's exhibitions!

Join the mailing list to stay in touch.