In Afghanistan
2010
Acrylic on canvas
20 inches height
20 inches width
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Artist Notes: In Afghanistan is based on a photograph in an exhibit by Afghan women university students, 2005. The photo shows that Afghan women are not forced to wear the Burqa and can travel without a male family member, such as on this remote village road. But the Taliban and religious terrorist rule has influenced women to cover their faces with a Chadar (scarf). Before, women would only cover their heads, not their faces. I had permission to use the photo as a basis for my painting from the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which sponsored the exhibit. The painting is acrylic, gallery wrapped on heavy duty stretchers, with painted sides, so a frame is not necessary.

In Afghanistan has received several awards. It won first place in Fine Art America's Our World Gallery in 2011. In 2013 it received the Honorable Mention Award at the Westfield Art Association members show, and third prize in The American Juried Art Salon's 2013 Art Jury biannual exhibition.


This original painting set in Afghanistan is available online for $1,300 at
http://www.zibbet.com/Egilpatr/artwork?artworkId=110897