Sending Wings Instead Of Arms
Size - (USA):
16 W x 24 H x 0 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
40.6 W x 61.0 H x 0.0 D (centimeters)
I explore migration, borders, the environment and conflict in much of my work. For this image, I was inspired by the free movement of migrating birds. Here they fly over a border-less map of the Middle East - a region consumed by borders and conflict. Maps most often provide vital information regarding borders, topography and location. However, artificial borders - lines drawn on a map are usually employed to divide us with physical, political and psychological consequences that transcend generations. Without borders, we rely on the natural elements to determine our place just as migratory birds or insects do. Imagining a world without artificial borders is to imagine the end of the scourge of nationalism. In this border-less map of Palestine and the Fertile Crescent, the birds suggest freedom of movement, direction and perspective with the hope of liberating us all from another scourge - war.
Image 12x19 on 16x20 Hahnemühle William Turner paper.
Satellite Photo, Pelicans, Political Map, Middle East, Palestine, Israel, Near East, , Original Digital Art, Peace Digital Art