The artist contrasts sharp manmade lines and bleeding watercolour to embody the relationship between man and earth. The single green (the colour of the Prophet) sandal isolated in the middle of the canvas may be a symbol of the isolation and perversion ISIS narratives have in their deviation from the true teachings of Islam. A commentary on the effect of forced displacement upon communities and individuals. The picture contains moments of reprieve where sources of light indicate hope in the new paradigms formed out of the despair through unlikely and beautiful relationships that emerge as a result of displacement.


  • Title: Displacement
  • Creator: Faisal Osman
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Erbil, Iraq
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: Mosul
  • Depicted Topic: Mosul

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