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Stories Told by Pebbles in Syria by Nizar Ali Badr

Art stems from the environment of the artist. Living in an area where destruction runs rampant, Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr uses the most common source in his town of Latakia to express his imagination- the pebbles right under his feet. Latakia is a port city in Syria, and he uses this common source to depict the sufferings of the Syrian people.

His artwork is simple to read, as many of his pebble characters are women and children. You can see the stories without any need for artistic interpretation below:

Pebbles

Pebbles

Pebbles

Pebbles

Pebbles

You can see the rest of his images on his Facebook page. Badr, 51, believes sculpture and art are his own way of fighting back and his way of telling the world his people’s story. His work was last exhibited in Denmark in April.

He hopes that the whole world will understand that the Syrian people have had enough of the destruction.

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Israa Elkhatib

I was born in Palestine but raised with the fireflies in Georgia. My teenage years were spent being the Muslim nerd who was known as the bookworm of the school. That followed me back to Palestine, to develop into being the girl with the big vocabulary. I spent most of my high-school days cursing Newton for not eating that apple. My English Literature Bachelor's degree was only obtained because I'm a nerd for literature and my minor in Translation pretty much pays the bills, thank you Birzeit University.Creative writing is my passion and reading is my escape from reality into a world where everything is the way you imagine it to be.

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