Line 13, 2000, wood, plastic hearts, lights, and xerograph prints, table: 138" x 19 3/4" x 36"; prints: 2- 27 1/2" x 31 3/8", 1- 27 1/2" x 16"
Fawakhry lives in Haifa, Israel. The xerographs and illuminated plastic hearts
in Line 13 pay homage to the first 13 martyrs in the current uprising, the Al
The donkey, known for its toughness and obstinacy, is a comic stand-in for the Palestinian people. These 48 rubber stamps on wood blocks are part of a serial work in which he casts the donkey in an enormous number of situations and permutations. They range from the whimsical to the poetic and they serve as reminders that the Palestinians living in Israel retain their older identity as Palestinians.
I am Donkey/Made In Palestine, ink and mixed media on wood block, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" x 1" each
"So when did it all begin?
When I was
born again, thanks to an ass.
fighting in 1948 they waylaid us and opened fire, shooting my father, may he
rest in peace. I escaped because a stray donkey came into the line of fire and
they shot it, so it died in place of me. My subsequent life in Israel, then, was
really a gift from that unfortunate beast. What value then, honored sir, should
we assign to this life of mine?"
-Emile Habiby, The Pessoptimist
Born 1974 in Mazra'a
Education. Studied Vizo School of Design, Haifa, Israel
Lives in Haifa, Israel
Made in Palestine