The Pink Bird Painting by Maral Maniss is a representation of self-exploration and looking at life from a new perspective. After the Beirut blast, people were devastated and started looking for freedom or any signs of hope. In this painting, the bird resembles the freedom that we are searching for. The black strokes represent the grief we carry with us while searching for freedom. In the painting, the bird is looking at the left side as it is grieving but also with signs of hope outlined in yellow above the head of the bird. The small size of the painting resembles the box that we are currently trapped in while still having hope for freedom.