This diptych entitled ‘Finding Hope’ is the inspiration behind and preparatory work on canvas for Mehdi Ghadyanloo’s recent large scale commission at the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos. Ghadyanloo’s resulting 600sq/ft work in Davos espoused the importance of women’s equality and was seen by an audience of world leaders and international CEOs.
All of the sale proceeds of this unique preparatory work will go to The Lotus Flower, a female led Kurdistani NGO empowering women and girl refugees displaced by ISIS in the Middle East.
The Lotus Flower was founded by Taban Shoresh, a Kurdistani-Iraqi genocide victim whose Peshmerga freedom fighter father was, like Ghadyanloo’s father also a soldier fighting against Saddam Hussein’s regime in the Iran-Iraq war of the1980s.
Shoresh adds, “Mehdi’s act of generosity towards The Lotus Flower is humbling. We are delighted that he has chosen to support us, as every penny raised from the auction will help us change more women and girls’ lives.”