Quilted Machmoum

This watercolor was painted in the memory of my late mother-in-law. I had the pleasure of meeting her on my first journey to Tunisia. She gifted me with a silver machmoum, a bouquet of jasmine flowers before my departure, and her's. This bouquet is a symbol of hope. In times past it was presented by a man courting a lady in the hopes of marriage. More recently, it has come to symbolize the hope of the country of Tunisia after the 2011 Revolution.