Description

This monochromatic triptych reflects Karam’s gaze upon his country, Lebanon; its past, present and future. It is read from right to left, in the manner of Arabic writing. The constants in the three canvases are the land made of the writings from The Prophet of Gibran Khalil Gibran; the sky, scattered with flowers; and the culture, layers of doors and windows from old Lebanese houses.

In Memories, the Elephant stands on a hill, carrying on his back layers of doors and windows mixed with glimpses of a city, Karam’s own home, his Cloud project and the flowers from the Nara project.

In War, the Couple flees atop a huge pile of doors and windows. Their roots, or attachment to their land, trickle down deep through the layers, but they abandon them as they run. Within the layers are embedded scenes from Karam’s war epic The Massacre.

In Hope, the Wild Cat stands astride an ascending island of door and window layers. The core of this island contains some dynamic shapes, but also the face of fear, too. A cluster of skyscrapers perches on the back of the Wild Cat.

Dimensions

600x360cm