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To create one's own world in any of the arts, takes courage. Georgia O'Keeffe

Reading Walker

Reading Walker

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In facing this strange reaction, on the part of the beggar, and in confronting such an ambiguous situation, I suddenly thought that this small boy could be deaf and dumb. He could not react to any question. Such a boy could not have any dialogue, or communication, with the others who tried to talk to him. On the basis of this possibility, that is the boy being deaf and dump, the three of us talked to the beggar in a very loud voice as if we were shouting in a high and a resounding voice. We were absolutely surprised to see that the small beggar did not give any reaction. He kept being silent as if there was nobody before him. Certainly, after that we came to the conclusion that small beggar did not hear what we said to him. He kept silent and he was tranquil and did not make any movement. Strangely enough, I noticed that his eyes remained open as if they were deprived of life.

Excerpt from the writings of the artist's father, Najati Al-Bukhari... Read more!

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