The Portrait Of  My Father

8 pictures collected from the internet and printed on A4 papers.

2020

Diana al halabi artwork

“The Portrait of my Father”; 8 pictures printed on A4 papers. 2020

Can a portrait of a particular father be made with images of commonality? Would it then be less exclusive or less personal for audience, yet still puts the viewer in the singular specific element of the phallic for example? In the attempt to blow up the scale of patriarchy from the domestic to the social, from the father figure in a nuclear family to the common dictator of a society, I used images of omnipresent products collected from the internet, to portrait one specific personality very personal to me which is my father.