Refined by Fire, Acrylic on Canvas
Created by Caucasian Artist Hadduzh, inspired by a journey of faith (1 Peter 1:7 ) and painted in the style of an antique tile.
Acrylic on Canvas 12.5cm X 17.5cm
I call the Caucasus “the lands in between.” Geographically, the countries lie between Europe, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East. Culturally, they are on the border where Islam meets Christianity, and where democracy meets authoritarianism.
Is the South Caucasus in Europe? It’s a bit of an open question. The conventional practice is to call it Europe and it is quite a secularized Europeanized place, but that means that Turkey to the west is in Asia and Azerbaijan to the east is in Europe. It’s a confusing, interesting region, which is a borderland in more ways than just geography.