Narrelle Odeh, ‘The Arms of Resilience’ 2024. Hand-engraved glass vases. Dimensions

‘The Arms of Resilience’ is a collection of five hand-engraved glass vases depicting several traditional Palestinian embroidery motifs and images of grieving Gazan women embracing their martyred children. The centrepiece vessel 'The Bombing' is flanked by 'The Lioness' (Right) and 'The Zahra' (Left) vases, encased by outer vessels 'The Artillery' (Right) and 'The Missile' (Left). This collection recognises the unwavering strength and humanity of Palestinian women, and their essential role in our existence and resistance.

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