Here's a list of some of my upcoming lines of inquiry. Stephanie Brooks recommended that I make a list of 20-50 things that something can mean/that I want it to mean/that I want to look into -then narrow it down to the best 2-4 or so. Art can mean so many things, can be so expansive that it helps to focus on a few meanings at a time, though they may change, otherwise the message gets lost.
Lines of Inquiry:
Oud - music and instrument
Widow's plight more specifically
"Lines in the Sand" - meanings
Chalkboards - meanings in Iraq
Repetitive labor as metaphor/symbol
Not-for-profits in Iraq