"Footprints in Sand"
"Footprints in Sand" is a portrayal of the cultural icons and milestones in the wonderful journey of the development of UAE. Here, cultural symbols, that made this nation, are represented in papercut design mixed in water colour.
Icon : شجاع (Gallant)
Courage and Gallant are the pillars on which a strong nation is built. Today UAE is a self reliant and strong economy, surging ahead on the world map. Much of this development is credited to the gallant people of this land, especially the fishermen (Al Samaamik) who in search for a living, braved the strong waves and ventured out to deep sea. This artwork in papercut design and water colour background, depicts the traditional fishing in the country using fish traps made out of date palm called "Gargour", used on "Sasha" the traditional fishing boats constructed using date palm tree. Shuja displayed by those courageous fishermen of yesteryears, has catapulted UAE as a strong fishing centered economy. The heritage of those years still remains as UAE's cultural symbol. This art is a salutation to the Gallant fishermen of this country.