45 x 71 cm – £ 1,300
‘Enough’ speaks about the torment of the Syrian people throughout the past few years. What they have gone through and are still going through, from blood, destruction, forced migration, hunger and arrests. They have become fractions of people, not knowing how long their struggle will last.
They are now bored of torture, bored of life. The cold, hunger and destruction have made the people jaded. This piece reveals how the people have begun to tear away at themselves with their own hands as they hopelessly want to see the end of this conflict or even alternatively the end of their lives.
The added light and shadow give the cold, sick feeling of hearing voices coming around from men and women, from children and infants. They’re all screaming of pain, sorrow and agony. No one knows where these voices are coming or who they belong to. When will this stop? You no longer ask for food or drink, all you want is light and a way out of the dark room filled with people in pain and exhaustion.
A room filled with darkness and its wall is made so strong and tough it is, in fact, a jail cell.
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 wardrobe from a shelled home in rural Damascus.