I created “A Requiem for Serenity” during a very turbulent time in my life. We had just experienced the explosion in Beirut, and had moved to Berlin. In our first of many apartments there, I sat and illustrated this first work since the blast. Its subtle symbolism hints at my safe space having been disturbed, my peaceful days, and more importantly, nights were long gone. My feeling of safety and security were no longer existent. Using ancient Mesopotamian iconography and visual style brought some peace to me, and made creating this illustration a lot easier. 

Archival Ink on Moleskine sketchbook
42 x 29.7 cm
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