The painting comprises the simple and popular saying (repeated plea) “Ya aleman bi hali, aleik itkali” (يا عالما بحالي عليك اتكالي). Simply translated, it’s where a subjugated individual calls out (often in desperation) and says: “Oh you who knows my predicament, it’s in you I place my trust.” In a context such as Palestine, children are always the most affected and it’s their faces that appear amidst the repeated script. But hope is never lost because when one is at their lowest ebb, strength is sought in the self.
You have such a good face in this photograph
It says so much
We live so far apart from each other on this planet
And my country has never known war
Even our gender leaves us with different expectations
And still peace is beyond all that isn't it
And I wish it for you in your life