Friends Who Remain Awake in the Dark

$565.44

Created as part of a themed trilogy of three separate but related works, celebrating the women of Iraq and their stories from ancient Sumer and Mesopotamia through today.

The title is from a poem by Nazik Al-Malaika, a female poet from Iraq.

The rose is the national flower of Iraq.

The trilogy was for an exhibition in Mississauga Ontario, a fine art exhibition on the theme of Iraqi women, part of an Iraqi Festival of Ontario.

I work in mixed media and collage in all of my work, with found papers, acrylic paints, pastels, pencil crayons, graphite, ink, gouache, watercolour, spray paint, metallic paint, just some of the possibliities.

  • : Mixed Media
  • : Stretched Canvas
  • : Acrylic | Colored Pencil | Pastel
  • : No
  • : yes
  • : Signed On Back
  • : 2018
  • : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • : 15x30x1.5"
  • : Created as part of a themed trilogy of three separate but related works, celebrating the women of Iraq and their stories from ancient Sumer and Mesopotamia through today. The title is from a poem by Nazik Al-Malaika, a female poet from Iraq. The rose is the national flower of Iraq. The trilogy was for an exhibition in Mississauga Ontario, a fine art exhibition on the theme of Iraqi women, part of an Iraqi Festival of Ontario.
  • : While working on a trilogy of pieces on the theme of women in Iraq, I realized how difficult it must be for people, whether they are at home in Iraq or in exile or safety elsewhere, that the dominant narrative of their lives is one of oppression and war. The tyranny and terror is enough, but it is another matter too to have all the other stories about one's history never being told. Cultural stories and family stories of food and festival and fashion and poetry and myths and history, the stuff of everyday life. It weighed on my heart to think of all the stories that fell into the backdrop or disappeared forever.
  • : I strive for consistency wherever my work appears, so that you would pay give or take the same for it no matter where you see it in the world. Different art dealers and companies have different shipping rates or exchange rates, but by and large the base price will be similar. I price by size for convenience, making all works in any style of the same size the same price. I aim for fair pricing for original artwork reflecting my years of experience and sales.

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