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:
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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