The narrative, in the style of Arabic writing (right to left), begins with an eagle on a green background, referencing the Iraqi passport. The eagle's head serves as a transition piece as it moves leftwards on the canvas, transforming to a general wearing a helmet of the "past" and expelling the Tigris River. The right side of the canvas is geometric, with Western architecture, whereas the left is softer, and images of Iraq are recognizable through stylized Islamic domes. The artist's life in exile and his longing to understand his native Iraq are evident in the stylized representations of his homeland.
Tabadul (with Athier) 297 x 200cm Acrylic on canvas