'Premonition', Exhibited at the Bait Bin Mattar House Museum, Muharraq, Bahrain 2012
Consists of two large-scale canvases. The larger painting is of the artist wrestling with a lion, oil on canvas, size 7m wide x 5m high and the second painting is of a lion being struck by light, oil on canvas, size 5m wide x 4m high. Both share qualities akin to the aesthetics of Renaissance art.
The main focus in these paintings is in the symbolism accompanying the lion and a modern Middle Eastern perspective critiquing women in Renaissance Art. Mariam's artworks aim to challenge if not reverse the roles where the female turns from being an object of neither holiness nor desire into a confrontational mortal character.
Premonition embodies the representation of the artists constant struggle with her spirituality and carnality.