and Third Work: Two Portraits of the Seated Angel
The Seated Angel playing the accordion appears to us
in many colors and writings, making us feel as though
he's one of us. He faces the same problems we face,
such as overpopulation and visual pollution. As for
the color of his skin, he greatly resembles the habitants
of El Mansoura who are always very optimistic. This
angel is more positive than his counterparts; he is
involved in our lives, engages in them and is involved
in solving problems. We try to attract him to the depth
of our problems and to feel what we feel so that he
provides an atmosphere of communication between us.
Our views and beliefs are approximated.
The writings and phrases here are
divided into one that is full of humane feelings criticizing
oneself sometimes in a harsh manner and another in which
he profiles incidents on the streets of Egypt with the
numbers of buildings, street names, voting flyers and
posted ads. The icons appear above or behind all the
written phrases to explain the unstable environment
of the streets today which includes contradictions filled
with indications of the gap between the East and West,
describing the interesting situations that go on in
our daily lives.
the seated angel in the city (1), 145 x 195 cm, digital print, 2007.
the seated angel in the city (2), 145 x 195 cm, digital print, 2007.