Fruit of War

60 x 24 cm – £ 1,400

This artwork expresses a fraction of the harshness endured by the people in Syria. The nightmare which became the reality that they live every day, or live in fear every day. From what is considered to be the small price of war, kidnapping, arresting, raping and torturing, is a fear that lingers in every Syrian’s mind as well as the transformation of women to ‘fruits’ savoured by the various parties involved in the conflict. Numerous hands are on her body turning her into prey in the middle of the jungle; her predators will not leave her until she becomes a lifeless body. To the large-scale price that the people are expected to endure, which is the separation of their country by various sides. Whether it is political or religious, it doesn’t matter, all they know is that their country will never be the same one.

The colours used are the colours of the Syrian flag. They also symbolise the pool of endless blood flowing around Syrian women today.

The lighting reveals the deconstructed shape of this woman after all the hands have left nothing more to taste in their ‘Fruit.’

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.

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