An Artful Moment: Maysaloun Faraj

For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind:

"Weeping Palms: Stolen Childhoods"

Maysaloun Faraj is an Iraqi painter who has had more than enough experience of the brutalities that frequently attend modern politics: “Given the state of our world, this so-called New World Order, in between intensive bouts of art making, I often find myself questioning whether art really matters. Is it necessary? Does anyone care? Where does it stand in the midst of all the violence, destruction, and despair? Again and again, I find the answers deep within and believe that if there is any chance for hope . . . if there is any chance for humanity, it will be in the hands of artists.”

"Traces of Time . . . and Moon"

George Bernard Shaw wrote, ‘You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.’ The human spirit is resilient, and as long as there is a soul, there will always be inspiration, there will always be art.”

"Fill My Desperate Heart with Sunshine: Iraqi Sunshine"

Maysaloun Faraj is a woman both talented and wise. and her paintings deserve studied attention.


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