Thirty Daily Greetings – Day 4 – Resilience

Fatima Killeen Resilience 2005                                                                                                                                        Colour collograph                                                                                                                                       47cm x 62cm

Before 1948 there were 475 Arab villages within the borders of what was to become the state of Israel – 385 of those villages have been destroyed by the Israeli authorities.         No records were kept, however the cactus plants (Sabr) often reappeared in odd places as a reminder of the former Arab villages. In this work the cactus becomes a symbol of the resilience of Arab Iraq against the invasion of the international coalition…the message to establish peace and democracy came in missiles. 

Australian War Memorial collection.

Resilience - Fatima Killeen -

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About Fatima Killeen

Fatima Killeen is a Moroccan painter/printmaker from Casablanca now living in Canberra, Australia
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