209 YOUSIF


Yousif wears an amulet of protection around his neck: the five-legged Lamassu incorporates the  swiftness of the eagle with the strenght of the lion. The divine hybrid-beings body originates from a whale, the godness strides with the legs of a Taurus, her head is human.
The Assyrian considers himself as a proud descendant of Babylonian civilisation.


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He likes solitude, he says. He needs his time for contemplation.
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Room with limited view
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It is not easy for him to get along with the spatial and social narrowness.
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Yousif left Irak already in 2002. He lived and worked in Greece. The economic crisis destroyed hs existence. He fled anew.