Away from home...
I just Love this image from Suzee Que's flickr, she makes me think of all the arabian women who has had to leave their homelands to get equal human rights and to make a better life for themselves. I saw a documentary from Iran recently, about womans liberation, it was amazing to see how women were changing the sociaty one step at a time. They lost many of their basic human rigthts after the revolution, their were now worth only half of a mans worth, and are decided over in so many ways.....They no longer feel at home in their own country....
I used a painted background with random stitching. To make this collage I printed out an image from an old arabic map, and and All the bits and pieces of scraps and the images was glued down and distressed using white paint, gesso, distress inks, caran d'ache crayons, oilpastels and charcoal.
Thanks for looking,
hugs and smiles,