The Bosnia war, which took place in the 1990s, was a brutal and devastating conflict marked by widespread atrocities, including ethnic cleansing and genocide. The suffering of the Bosnian people during this time was immense, as they were subjected to unimaginable horrors and loss.
Against this backdrop of pain and suffering, the poems of Abdul Rahman Al Attawi offer a message of hope and resilience. His words remind us that even in the darkest of times, it is possible to hold onto our faith and never lose heart. They offer a powerful reminder that no matter how dire the circumstances, we must never give up and must always strive to stay true to our values and beliefs.
This artwork, with its bright, sunny colours and poignant message of hope, serves as a tribute to the resilience of the Bosnian people and to all those who have endured hardship and suffering. It is a testament to the human spirit's ability to persevere and overcome even the most challenging of circumstances.
The artist dedicated this artwork to the suffering people of Bosnia, as well as to all those who have faced genocide, prejudice, persecution, injustice, ignorance, and indifference. It was created in 1993 and is made of acrylic and ink on paper mounted on canvas. The approximate size of the piece is 150cm x 250cm.