The Holy Heart
Drawing on wall, salon of Youth 2012, Cairo, Egypt.
The anguish of an Egyptian mother who is mourning the death of her son in the January 25 Revolution. the work showed a black clad woman in various postures of mourning, kneeling and reaching with her hands to the sky. Her dead son’s heart, encircled by sun-like rays, dominates the top of the drawing, I use from Coptic Christian symbolism, which often portrays the heart of Christ with rays emanating from it, to comment on society’s mourning of its martyrs.