"I am not one thing or the other," said Nabil. He is the invisible man as well as the flower itself. In his paintings, he combines colors palettes and visual symbols associated with femininity to describe masculinity, and, sexuality. In his view the key to the creative process is to play with a concept and with the medium, not to be rigid, not be be afraid to push a concept.
He is not comfortable to describe himself as gay nor as a straight person. He doesn’t want to be labeled or put in a box. Nabil is married, and in love with Mary. She is a fiber artist and she often makes handmade paper for Nabil’s paintings. Both of them are gay, and they have different partners. However, the way Nabil explains their marriage is like they are this art couple, who care for each other in daily life, as well as in their art.