palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in gaza
 
palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in gaza palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in gaza
oct 22, 2014

palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in gaza

palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in gaza
all images courtesy of iyad sabbah

 

 

 

as a symbol of the suffering of citizens in the shuja’iyya neighboorhood of gaza, where inhabitants have had to flee their homes from destruction, palestinian artist iyad sabbah has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. the models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them; a man holds a child in his arms, a woman grips the hand of a small boy and the elderly stagger through the detritus. placed in front of blown-up buildings and the exploded residue of residences, the sculptures and their blood-stained bodies are representative of the everyday conflict and ruin faced by residents of gaza, and seeks to commemorate the victims of the latest war.

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
 the clay models seem to be almost mummified

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
the family of sculptures wander away from the war-torn wreckage

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
‘worn out’ is representative of the everyday conflict and ruin faced by residents

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
the series of sculptures stand outside war-torn homes and apartment buildings

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
figures are painted with red marks to symbolically refer to blood stains

artist sets clay figures within gaza destruction to depict displacement
a clay man holds the outline of an infant in his arms

  • I would bet they get run over by a tank soon.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Excellent installation, the most moving I have ever seen.

    mesonto says:
  • Almost real, yet ghost -like. Very moving.

    Pepper says:
  • Beautiful – Thank You!

    Josh says:

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