Olive Trees

The Galilean olive trees has surpassed it's definition as a sacred fruitful tree, to become a symbol of endurance throughout the political events that shoot the region in the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains other paintings that portray the olive groves (the Galilean olive Grove1) belonging to displaced Palestinians, but tare currently at the disposal of the custodian of the absentee property. These olive groves witness the past history and suffering, and are waiting for their owners who are dreaming of the return. Therefore the artist had deliberately refrained from drawing people or any life features to emphasize the tragedy. There is another painting representing the olive harvest (The Olive Harvest 1) that has become family ritual embodying the struggle for existence and clinging to the lands of the the fathers and the grandfathers. This is clearly reflected in the painting depicting the artist and his family at the olive harvest. 

Olive Trees in Galilee 1
2014
Oil on canvas 150x120 cm
Olive Trees in Galilee 2
2014
Oil on canvas
138x120 cm
Collection of Qaq family, Ramallah.
Olive trees in Galilee 3
2009
Oil on canvas 170x120 cm
Collection of Emad Salaymi, Nazareth.
Saeed and Aisha
2010
Oil on canvas 190x140 cm
Olive tree
2014
Oil on canvas 100x100 cm
Olive Harvest 2
2014
Oil on canvas
110x80 cm
Olive harvest 1
2013
Oil on canvas 100x100 cm
Collection of Zahi Khoury, Ramallah.
My Village
1984
Oil colors on canvas
80x60 cm
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Olive tree

2014 Oil on canvas 100x100 cm