Bitossi | 2009

In Beirut during the civil war “Green Line” was the name of the line of demarcation separating the two opposing factions of Christians and Muslims. The name referred to the colouring that the street mantle seemed to take on owing to the growth of shrubs and plants through the layer of asphalt. I have personally visited the architectural skeletons on the two sides of the street, which still bear the signs of holes from the projectiles from snipers who were posted there. Man’s actions are often incomprehensible. The only certainty is that a flower will grow again on top of any human error. To put initials to an end and greet a beginning. There is always a different way of doing things. And the flower knows this well.