My piece shows a classic view of a Middle Eastern town. A nameless town. It is intended that the foreign viewer will recognise vaguely the part of the world it’s from. For the Middle Eastern viewer there are elements which help them relate it to their personal home town.
Overall the piece conveys a sense of emptiness. Desertedness. It shows how, now, almost no one remains. Like the statue even its people have been displaced.
You see all of this through the Ischtartor. But only a tiny bit of the gate shows. This highlights how only a minuscule amount of our heritage remains in our cities, but also how little our culture is known abroad despite our heritage being scattered across the globe.