Messing About with Paint

Burqa

Acrylic on Canvas Board 12cmx10cm

The first painting I did after arriving in Afghanistan in 2003. 
The city grey in the depths of winter. 
The oppression of women symbolized in the men on Buskashi horses, painted in the black associated with the Taliban, towering over a women. 
Imprisoned in her blue burqa, but not cowered, with the splash of red under the burqa.

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