Written by Diana Alsindy and translated by Tiba Mohammed.
Till this day, despite some progress made by the Arab women; they are still largely absent in the public arena. I wanted to represent the silent voices of woman by drawing an invisible mouth over her face.
Woman in spots of the world experience the struggle to reach her voice to the world because of the direct social control over her. In some parts of the world, woman don’t have a loud voice, almost, a silent voice. She is just a body with no opinion or voice. She is no more than a tool to implement the demands of the society. We forget that she is a human being with feelings and emotions. Recent events inspire a global dialogue about free speech and its limitations.
So what do you say….Why not make her voice louder, and draw a beautiful mouth that could deliver words that are worth to be heard?
Analysis from my friends for this painting:
Mariam Kutukujian: This drawing reminded me of the following quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde…. It also reminded me of the book Fahrenheit 451 how we exist yet we are missing out the real meaning of living and the real joy of the simple life ..
Marah Sh Kawwà: And in the blue one if kept standing for a long time those light orange ones will back to him again to be almost that warm orange one in the beginning but its hard to regain alll that orange color…. And with each fast move then stop, we will lose more and more of who we were and becoming a new blue ”cold” one!
Lilac Taie: Rather than i color change its an emphasis on emptiness. only in the end comes the one different color..blue which could be pointing to the means of an end of an action (walking in this case). it feels as tho its a mental image of movement as the physical lines stay the same and there is only a change of position of a freezed self!
I wanted to present how we move to quickly in life and yet we forget our real core and who we really are. That’s why the color was changing from orange (in the start) to blue (in the end). If we just stop, look around and look back again, we might regain our own selves. It reminded me of my trip to New York…very fast-paced life and people are not enjoying the little things not even enjoying the small side events that happens while they are moving too quickly. Emphasizing emptiness is reflected very much in the community I live in. We will stay the same (dark lines) but our position will change…maybe to a beneficial spot where we can be more filled and less empty. Who knows? Probably it can inspire someone out there!
This painting represents the Armenian Genocide of 1915 when the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of the Armenians from their historic homeland in the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey.
The man in the middle is a survivor from the Genocide and the woman in the right is a vivid memory and the chaos that occurred during that era of time. The small birds in the left corner represents hope over an Armenian written letter.
I recently went to New York and visited The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Its a huge place where you can have inspiration from all kinds of art that fuels your creative soul. I took a lot of pictures there but I was only impressed by three (good enough for me). I noticed many people having a private time with an artwork… examining it…monitoring it…admiring it. I thought to take some picture to them…one object and one painting. After editing and processing the pictures I realized that the print/texture/pattern of the people’s cloth are similar to the artwork they are looking for.
Immature photographer who is trying to find her way in the world through her lens.