New Project

I’ve started work on an art project that I realise has been incubating for a long time, months, perhaps years, maybe even decades.
Ever since I was a child, I have failed to understand the need for conflict and hatred, particularly between Arab and Jew. As a young student, I remember learning about the flowering of thought in medieval Spain, before it was reconquered by Isabel and Ferdinand, in the name of Christianity, where Moslems, Jews and Christians, under the Moorish empire, worked and lived together, and philosophy, mathematics, medicine and literature all flourished.
Since that time, it has been hard to find such tolerance and ability to work together, and of course, there have been wars, genocides, partition of lands and so on, over the centuries. This is not a 20th or 21st century phenomenon but one that has been repeated time and time again in many areas of the world.
My art work over the next months, perhaps, years, perhaps decades, will explore this conflict.

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