ARHAB BIK BIALHABI ~ I WELCOME YOU WITH LOVE| Albion Park, Forbes 

This sculpture symbolises many things. The male and female figures proudly hold aloft a pomegranate between their hands representing loyalty, love and welcome.

'In my country of birth Iraq, and throughout the Middle Eastern culture and history, the pomegranate fruit is particularly revered. It is often fund in people's homes as a sign of welcome and hospitality to visitors.' 

 

'This sculpture also represents the powerful sense of belonging and the beauty of freedom that I have experienced since being welcomed into my new home of Australia.'

Ayad Alqaragholli (Perth) | Bronze | 2020