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My Skin is Not a Sin

My Skin is Not a Sin

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  • Original Artwork
  • 100 cm x 80 cm 
  • Acrylic and oil on canvas

"We are all able to breath the same air, but some do not. The sad reality is that we live in a world in which one can be judged and mistreated according to simply the colour of their skin. In this piece, I painted five girls, each with a different colour but the same dress, as sign of the oneness and purity of kids, which is the birthright of all Humanity. As I painted each girl, I focused on the uniqueness and beauty of of each colour. As the colour of skin should never be a sin but a beauty. I painted each of the five kids holding an olive branch and led by a dove (both symbols of peace). If the dove is absent, the children hold the answer to what the dove is leading. If the dove is flying away, as in this painting, the only choice is to stand side by side and take hold of the olive branch, for a better future, as olive branch will eventually fly with the dove which carries it to its next destination" - Malak Mattar, 2020