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Meet the sculptor who wrings succulence from stone.

Nevine Mahmoud is ill, which means she’s enjoying a moment of rest. “I’m not very good at taking breaks, ” she says. “I’d been feeling like I was getting sick for a while but I was ignoring the signs. The studio is my home, you know.” But Mahmoud’s Los Angeles studio is no ordinary studio, no ordinary home: It’s outdoors, and full of tools more associated with a mason’s yard than an artist’s loft. Mahmoud—who trained in London before flying

  • Words:
    Elise Bell
  • Photography:
    Claire Cottrell

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  • Words:
    Elise Bell
  • Photography:
    Claire Cottrell
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