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IN Creative ON 06 Nov, 2016
War is ripping Syria apart. To provide little peace in the Syrian Civil War, an artist, Abou al-Fouz makes toys, vases, and swings out of the remains of the war. He uses bullets shells and cartridges that are leftover from the war. You will be amazed to find that he even used the remains from his own house that was attacked during the war. The civil war in Syria is between the soldiers who support the President, Bashar al-Assad, and rebels (or fighters) who don't want him to be the President.
He has reinstated that weapons can also bring peace if used this way. But, war can never bring peace. What can be a better way to revolt against the war. He has chosen his own unique way to show his antipathy with the war.
He picks these items from the war place. He says that working this way is no less than fighting on the war front. Definitely, it is a saddening feeling to pick bullets from one's own devastated house.
Damn creative! Where finding canvas, paper, and colors is tough, Abou engaged himself in painting on mortars of war. This self-taught artist has definitely created ripples in the world.
He lives in the rebel-captured town of Douma, to the east of the capital, Damascus. He has a strong viewpoint about freedom of life, for the progress of culture and future generations of Syria.
Douma has been a center for art since history. The artist, Abou al-Bitar has earlier made stoves, motorcycles, and musical instruments using war remains.
Usually, he has to bring the art material from Damascus. This costs him a fortune as he has to pay "entrance tax" while passing checkpoints from Ghouta. Great work, despite so many adversities.
Just imagine the amount of vandalism that is being practiced in the country.
He is giving it the last touches. This epic work of art on the weapons of death brings hope that Syria can survive the war and emerge from destruction.
He has a staunch belief in the view that they have to promote art, culture, and civilization in order to give their children an independent Syria. Abou surmises that we cannot rule using our weapons, proper leadership is mandatory.
He made this using bullet shells and cartridges. Generally, Akram creates downscaled models of the locales that have been destroyed in the war, to commemorate them. Akram is only 37 years old.
The carvings on the art forms are very intricate and eye-catching.
WittyFeed wishes that the Civil war in Syria finishes soon so that people there can start living a peaceful and progressive life. One of Murakami quotes fits apt here, "Listen up - There's no war that will end all wars."