Gel Medium, 24k Gold Leaf, Gouache
This piece carries the beauty of The Dome of the Rock and pays tribute to the Palestinian Heritage. It was created to serve as an embodiment of peace and resiliency in a region that has been marked with injustice for over 75 years. Gouache has been skillfully used to weave a visual narrative that speaks harmony and steadfastness in the face of oppression.
Each brush stroke conveys the poignant message that Palestine, with its ancient olive groves and its Mediterranean shoreline, will be free.
Within the gold ink lacing the bottom of this painting are the following verses from Surah Ar-Rad;
وَٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِم مِّن كُلِّ بَابٍۢ
سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ ۚ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى ٱلدَّارِ
"Angels shall enter from every gate (with the salutation);
'Peace be with you, that you persevered in patience!
Now how excellent is the final home!'"
Quran 13:23- 13:24
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