'Hamsas in Heaven'
South Circular Road, Griffith Road, Dublin 8
This artwork is inspired by my love for symbolism. I started using the Hamsa or Hand of Fatima as a symbol in my work when I considered how universal an image it is, but also how many don’t know it’s meaning. It can be seen on all kinds of ornaments and jewellery, however, it is not commonly seen as street art, which is why I have chosen to depict it.
I am an emerging artist, Currently residing in the Back Loft studios on St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8. I graduated from NCAD last year with a degree in Fine Art Media and Visual Culture. My artwork combines stencilling and freehand spray painting. My work can be found in Cafes in Dublin such as Munch at Ballally Luas stop, but more recently The WokeCup cafe. I chose the Griffith Road location as it located by the biggest Mosque in Dublin. Griffith College also has a high population of international students, many of them are Middle Eastern. I thought this would be a positive symbol for us to be a culturally diverse and inclusive city.