The Collector's Award

Prevail

91cm × 122cm

Oil on canvas

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Subject of the painting is of the artist’s own great grandfather (circa mid 1800’s) in Iraq wearing traditional Iraqi Jewish dress before the family, along with many of the same community, fled from their home of centuries. "People of the Diaspora," as Jews were commonly referred to, took their traditions and rich cultural heritage with them, passing them down through the generations.

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Vibrance

90cm × 70cm

Oil on canvas

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Skin colour has been the source of conflict and hardship for those with darker ones. The depiction in the painting showcases yet another form of cultural resilience that shines through tribulations with beauty and vibrancy.