Beautiful poppy flowers dominate the Palestinian landscape in the spring. Their vivid color inspires us and gives us hope. The Israeli occupiers systematically destroy our land and our trees in an attempt to uproot our hopes and squelch our dreams. Nevertheless, spring will come, and the poppies will bloom again, and so too will our dreams.
Tamam Al-Akhal, 2004
Tamam Al-Akhal's paintings are featured in the 2007 calendar and also available as framed prints on canvas paper at PalestineOnlineStore.com.
Palestinian Poppies - Click for full painting and artist's statement