Mother and daughter as an allegory
photo, cement, industrial colors on wood
135 x 95 cm
Amel El Zakout
The image presents a red cross-shaped, abstract piece of art hanging on the wall. At the center of the cross is a photograph capturing a mother holding her child against a natural backdrop, possibly a scenic view of mountains and grass. The image exudes a warm and serene ambiance, yet the background is shrouded in a grayish-brown concrete, resembling a wall that separates the mother and child from the European pastoral landscape. The banal photo of the mother and daughter transforms into an iconic image within this artwork.