Neruda's Flowers, 2009
Nabih Awada (1972) is a Lebanese Resistance fighter who joined the Communist Party when he was fourteen years old. In 1988, he was captured by the Israelis in South Lebanon when he was sixteen and was sent to prison in Israel, where he spent 10 years. Nabih used to correspond with his family through the Red Cross, often drawing flowers in his letters, and used to sign with his party's nickname, Neruda, .
In this work, the artist wiped off Nabih's words with an electronic eraser, erasing the words but keeping the flowers.