About the Book
Simko said" when I draw the sparrows of paradise, I can feel and see them flying into my room standing, on my stand, singing and chirping, swooping at my paintings. They color themselves with the colors they like, I can see them , feel them, hear them singing while I’m drawing them.
I hope they forgive me for the pain I caused them when I was a child.
I was not a bad boy, I was lonely, I couldn’t grow wings and fly with them to the blue sky.
I hunted them with a mouse trap and wanted them to stay in my childhood garden and be my friends so we could play with my mother’s roses and daffodils together.
This book contains most of my paintings up until 2018 along with my poems and short stories, which are all based on my own real life experiences starting from my sad land Kurdistan and then to the other sad lands such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Liberia and Japan, that I have lived and worked in as a humanitarian aid worker.
(Baran Art Association) is an International Artist Group that has no boundaries or borders. Our mission is to facilitate cultural exchange between artists from different countries while promoting peace and a civil society in both advanced and developing countries. We aim to be a bridge between artists from developing countries and more advanced countries. Through our brushes we hope to repaint this troubled world with the colour of paradise. Baran Art Association is encouraging artists from anywhere in the world to participate. It is our aim to promote these global artists works in our festivals and biennales. Our art shows will be held in diverse locals around the world, from war devastated areas such as Kurdistan, Iraq to cities in more advanced countries such as Japan, Asia, Europe and The United States. Baran Art Association will help to raise the voices of artists in the third world by promoting their creativity and providing an opportunity to have their work shown to