On the Edge (1985) best describes the notion of the Palestinian who still lives in former Palestine yet as though exiled, they no longer live in their homeland as their identity is denied. The painting represents the experience of estrangement as Arab villages are dissolved and communities are separated from one another. In the painting, a man lays on a yellow line, he appears homeless, his body sitting between two sides, evoking the feeling of dislocation and displacement.
Signature: On the front
Image rights: Gallery One and Artist
About Sliman Mansour
Palestinian, b. 1947, Bir Zeit, based in Jerusalem