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Untitled - Iraqi Artist MAHOOD AHMED
A main component of Mahood Ahmed’s paintings in 2012 was the portrayal of several Mesopotamian artifacts. Historically important artifacts such as the Stela of Hammurabi (seen on the right) and the Sargon Mask (seen in this painting) were often portrayed as part of scenes that reflect a heightened state of sadness and uncertainty. Scenes where specifically Iraqi women are being portrayed in a state of enforced migration towards the unknown, a migration that doesn’t eradicate the attachment these women have to their heritage and history. In addition, such artifacts are also portrayed in scenes that reflect deep sadness and sorrow, where women are seen collectively sharing their emotions. This collective portrayal of attachment is what I find beautiful in this series of paintings; the sharing of emotions and struggles reflects a deeper state of understanding and connection between those characters portrayed.