|Peace Is Present When People Joy in Love 2004
by Ajang Atem Awuol
2007 • 008
Acrylic on Canvas.
40 x 29.5 inches / 102 x 75 cm
Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund
A symbolic painting representing the
creation of the New
Sudan and its welcoming by the people – the country of peace and love.
are of Kenya,
Sudan, another Sudan
flag by Sudan
People Liberation Army (SPLA) and the American flag. But what they mean
big heart is peace. Also the dove symbolizes it. The pastor is praying
peace in Sudan,
can now have in Kenya.
painting represents the New Sudan
welcoming by the people – the country of peace and love. The big dove
symbolizes that peace can only be achieved through the separation of
Christian (South) and Muslim (North) states respectively, and it
action on the part of the U.S.
(represented by American flag). Therefore, the Northern Sudanese and
flag are in the background (symbolizing the past and the separation),
Southern Sudanese flag is at the forefront, along with the Christian
been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth
159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University.
Images have been reproduced with
the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.