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Requiem for Dhuluaya

"Requiem for Dhuluaya" was first shown at a solo exhibit at the William Blizard Gallery at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Now in a private collection, the piece incorporates a map of Iraq, a photo of one of the Dhuluaya farmers surveying the downed date palms, orange and lemon peels and seeds, charcoal, and encaustic wax colored with spices used in Iraqi cooking. Also included in the mixed media collage is Arabic calligraphy done by friend Heather Damon which included the words Allah, peace, lemon, love, gratitude, build, orange, orchard, grow, farmer, life, human being, livelihood, goodness, thankful, food, family, earth, farm, work, health, and hope.

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Requiem to Dhuluaya - Altar by Ann Taylor Gibson

“Requiem for Dhuluaya”

Bamboo, encaustic, handmade paper, orange & lemon peels,
date, orange seeds, charcoal. 2006

Private Collection

Detail panel 1- Requiem to Dhuluaya - Altar by Ann Taylor Gibson Detail panel 2- Requiem to Dhuluaya - Altar by Ann Taylor Gibson Detail panel 3 - Requiem to Dhuluaya - Altar by Ann Taylor Gibson Detail panel 4 - Requiem to Dhuluaya - Altar by Ann Taylor Gibson



Gallery

Bodhisattva Gallery
Story of the Altars
Text of Invocations

Food Altar Gallery
Story of the Altars

The Iraq Project
Dhuluaya Gallery
Apology Letter
Harvest Aid Fund

Past Work Gallery
Story of Past Work

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