Shrek the Sheep Marquette .. Heavy Metal for Minhal Al Halabi 2014 .. Minhal Al Halabi was born in the Golan Heights, and has painted and sculpted since childhood. He attended the Institute of Fine Art in Kiev, Ukraine, after which he lived in South Africa, where he mostly painted murals .. He later moved to New Zealand where he has lived and worked since. His work includes paintings, murals and sculpture in various mediums, including bronze.