An End and a Beginning

60 x 24 cm – £ 1,500

Hunger has taken over besieged areas. The Syrian mother has given birth under siege; she lives without food or drink and under extensive bombing. Despite the fact that she is slowly dying, she holds on to her child until her final breath, she draws him in closely and tries with all her might to make her child feel safe, providing him with whatever food or drink she has. She knows that death is inevitable, yet, she wants, more than anything, for her child to survive because she knows that if this child survives, hope will survive.

The theme of conflict between the main opposing sides, while the public suffers, is reiterated here by using the colours of their flags; red, white and black for the Syrian regime, and black, white and green for the opposition.

All art pieces are made from reclaimed wood signifying rebirth and the possibility for hope in the future. The wood used in this piece was retrieved from the surviving parts of a kitchen from a shelled home in rural Damascus.

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