THE JOURNEY OF HOPE
Edition of 3
This sculpture, dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, represents the
past and the future of the Armenian Nation. It depicts a mother and a son walking in
the deserts of Syria after being driven out of their ancestral lands.
A closer look reveals that half of the mother and the son are reduced to skeletons, as
this represents the harsh realities of the genocide, while the other half of the mother
is the past on her ancestral lands, and that of the son the future of the Armenian nation as it rebuilds itself after enduring the atrocities of the genocide.
The gap between their hands is intentional as the mother will perish during the
genocide. However, her courage and wisdom are transmitted to the son so he can
carry on the responsibility of recreating a new Armenia after surviving the genocide.