Artmarket 7 June 2009

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Artmarket was a juried art competition, organized by a gallery that used to be located at Downtown Crossing, Boston.  They exhibited the top 50 art pieces submitted for consideration.  I submitted a few pieces, and one was chosen: “Eman Carried to Heaven by Angels,” which is one of the paintings I created while in the Al Hol Refugee Camp.  It tells the story of a real infant girl, Eman Haju, who was killed by an Israeli missile that crashed into the Jenin Refugee Camp in 2002.  This painting is oil on velvet.  I used velvet because there was no canvas available in the Al Hol Refugee Camp, but I could buy black velvet and oil paints in the nearby village.


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