oil on canvas
145.5 cm × 97 cm each

In this work I first collected photos of SVBIED from the middle eastern conflicts, and then collaged them using Photoshop before hiring a painter to recreate them on canvas in oil paint. The work was heavily inspired by the phenomenon of suicide bombers carrying and decorating their SVBIED with flowers before heading toward the enemy. An article about this phenomenon by Hugo Kaaman can be read HERE 

SVBIED: Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This work was originally created as part of the installation Desert of the Real