Born in Jerusalem, Vera Tamari studied art in Beirut, Italy and Oxford where she specialized in visual arts and Islamic art and architecture. She is lecturer of Islamic Art and Architecture at Birzeit University where she is also Founder/Director of the Ethnographic and Art Museum and the Virtual Gallery. Vera Tamari is actively involved in the promotion of art and culture in Palestine and serves as advisor in numerous art and cultural boards. She participates regularly in academic and artistic forums locally and internationally. She also had participations since 1974 in scores of collective exhibitions, in addition to a number of personal exhibitions. Her work focuses on the issues of memory and identity.
The work stands in homage to the dreadful loss and repeated anguished scenes of mothers who had lost their sons. These images shown everyday in the news during the second Intifada in 2000, inspired the artist to do this work. Mother’s as well as their sons become the victims of loss