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The ancient Assyrian city of Ninevah is included in both Christian and Islamic texts through the story of Jonah. The historic location of Ninevah corresponds with modern day Mosul, Iraq, the home of the artist's husband and family. Mosul, one of Iraq's most important cities, was recently subjected to the damages of ISIS occupation and further destruction by liberation efforts. Using the story of Jonah as a metaphor, these images offer a critique of orientalist ideas that have led to western involvement in the east fueled by a mission to save the east from itself. The images are adaptations of European engravings by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) and Crispijn van de Passe (1574- 1637) which portray Biblical accounts of the story of Jonah.
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