Unity in Diversity_Dance , Series 2 • Acrylic on canvas • 91.5 x 152.4 cm • 2019 • by artjamila
Interpretation: This painting is an assimilation of the five major ethnics in Malaysia (Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan and Iban). They are drawn to be performing the same dance which is Zapin, one of the Malay’s unique cultural dances, as Malaysia’s country flag flies with grace in the background. This is to reflect the liberation of the mind and spirit of Malaysians. Although the people are of different races, they can unite and be together in peace. Malaysia is the place where races and religions of different kinds live in harmony together and embrace their national flower, the Hibiscus. This is “UNITY IN DIVERSITY” in Malaysia.