Why did you leave the horse alone? So he can mind the house, my son, our homes die if their owners leave them.

$ 1,300.00 USD


Artist: Mohammed Al Haj

Title: Why did you leave the horse alone? 

(لماذا تركت الحصان وحيداً؟ لكي يؤنس البيت ، يا ولدي ، فالبيوت تموت إذا غاب سكانها)

Date: 2015

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 80 x 60 cm // 31.4 x 23.6 in

*Artwork is rolled


About Artwork

The correlation between people and their spaces play a strong role to Palestinians.

The works speak about Palestinian refugees and the constant search for their homeland. In the foreground you see figures that seem lost, and in the background a visible olive tree, representative of their land that they are able to see but not return to. Moreover, in some of the works we see women standing with power, as the artist believes that women are a melting pot of society and life.