Maryam – 15 years old – chose the word بارة (pronounced « barah »).
There isn’t a word for it in English, but it means « gratefulness towards one’s parents ». Despite harsh living conditions in the slum, her parents have always done their best for her. Maryam wants to be a good daughter in return.
I painted the word in the squared kufic script, and chose not to paint the entire background. I love the look of these wooden barracks built with pallet wood, so I though I’d use them as a background.