Ken Hughes - Artist/Designer
By The Waters Of Babylon
2016
Acrylic on modular wood panels
40h x 24w inches
Text from Psalm 137 (Hebrew) and news items (Arabic)

The inspiration for this bilingual text came from a perceived similarity between the plight of Jews, expelled from Egypt in ancient times to a foreign land, and the current plight of Syrian refugees to foreign places.

English Translation of Hebrew (Psalm 137: verses 1 and 4):
By the waters of Babylon
There we sat down and wept
as we remembered thee, O Zion.

How shall we sing the Lord’s song
In a strange land?

English Translation of Arabic Text:
Top: Four million refugees now live outside Syria.

Bottom: The refugees are desperate to find a safe home again.

Price: $ 2,000, unframed

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