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"Souls Land: Closing" (2010)
Artist book: mixed media on canvas (24 pages)
This artist book is a visual storytelling journey with an open narrative, allowing the viewer with the chance to project their own story within it’s pages. Made using my photographs of Iraq from 2004 and 2009, the book offers glimpses into Iraq through my eyes. However, it is more than a picture book. It functions as a counter-image to much of what was shown about Iraq in the mainstream media. It also presents a personal quest for identity and belonging, representing the symbolic closing of a chapter; of acceptance, and healing.
* I decided to release the digital version of this book in light of the latest violence in Iraq. My thoughts and prayers are with my people, who are yet again suffering another war.
A taste of things to come…
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