"Some People of Kuwait”

These images visualize the re-emergence of a people and culture torn apart by war. As Kuwait struggled with numerous problems that were related to an invasion, it reassembled and became whole again. These images are emblematic of the thousands of “war orphans” who struggled to find their identity. These “war orphans” were in reality “the unwanted bequests of unspeakable acts, born to and then abandoned by Kuwaiti women who had been raped by invaders”. This re-emergence is done against a background of “Oil” black. Unlike the invasion and resulting war, the healing of these enduring wounds was accomplished outside the gaze of public scrutiny.

2000

37x45 inch Iris Prints, Muse X Editions