A Longing Heart: Cacti

by Mohammed Al Hawajri, 2017

3 acrylic on canvas. $1,500 USD each or $4,000 USD for all.

The image of the cactus is a fine symbol for the Palestinian individual - I find there to be a close relationship between Palestinians and this plant, which revolves around the power of both to survive under hardship (known as sumud in Arabic) and endure a tough life. The cactus blooms and bears sweet-tasting fruit, while Palestinians continue to exist, holding on to their past with which they build the future for the coming generations.