Duck Full and Trip
This painting depicts a human or animal body treading over water and land. The image draws from the artist's memory of traveling long distances while trying to find a place of stability and calm. The ducks in the image are vigorously searching every crevice for a space to temporarily call home, which symbolizes vulnerable, displaced populations seeking comfort.
Amanda Boulos' work explores the shifting identities of the Palestinian diaspora while engaging with national narratives from Palestine, Lebanon and Canada. Her practice dislodges the viewer and subverts conventional depictions of Palestinian visual language and identities.
Her paintings embody an idea from philosopher Catherine Malabou that our future is undergoing an "unprecedented metamorphosis." Boulos' compositions imagine a moment when we will be capable of abandoning burdened bodies and can allow new forms and purposes to emerge.
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Amanda Boulos’ paintings explore national narratives from Palestine, Lebanon and Canada through the lens of the shifting identities of the Palestinian diaspora. Drawing from her investigations into undocumented histories, she creates a chaotic archive that reimagines familial oral histories through local landscapes. Boulos’ practice dislodges the viewer by subverting conventional depictions of Palestinian visual language and identities.