EXODUS: I SEE MYSELF IN YOU
Inspired by Paradise (“Pardes” in Hebrew and “Jannat” in Urdu/Arabic), Siona created the Exodus 2016 – 2018 series to discuss and question the pursuit of Paradise. Recent history and news have made her question why humans pursue and strive for perfection and paradise. At what cost do they want to attain it and why do they seek that ultimate perfect home? The artist contemplates the thousands of images in the news of people displaced from their homes and sees refugees roaming the world in a constant search for their lost paradise, or in a quest for a new one. Her exodus Tupac painting is just one of the many works in this series that explores that theme.