Homeland is a picture of a Muslim woman (wearing a rainbow-flower headdress) and her three avocado children.
The truth that lives in the Muslim woman is that we can’t hide anything. Even though the internal self is invisible- it spills out constantly. If we cover it up with a hijab- it will make itself visible in ways that we cannot control- ways that are more extravagant and attention-grabbing than we could have ever imagined.
The avocado children seem like they might be second cousins of the Califorina Rasins. They stand together and mostly they don’t look particularly happy. But inside of them- there is light. Inside of them the collective stars represent their internal self, their soul, or their subconscious.
The second truth behind this painting is that I bought myself some new paints and I needed to try them out. Other sources of inspiration include: Claire Danes in Homeland, the love I feel toward my husband, and discussions with Barb on Avocados.