'Hope' 2013

is a private commission to create a vision of hope for Iraq. The story of Ishtar, the goddess of war and passion was the basis behind the final work. I rewrote one of the classical myths from Sumeria into a contemporary version. 

The painting makes reference to Iraq's past and present by also depicting satellite images of Baghdad's periphery, Sadre city in the wings of the depicted female figure. 

to see the original relic see the British Museum website:https://goo.gl/images/lw8naH

 

'Hope' 2013

Detail 1 from 'Hope'

detail 2 from 'Hope'