Gaza artist sculpts Palestine’s history

This sculptor is reviving Palestinian and Arab history through his work.

Bassam al-Hajjar lives in Gaza City. He started sculpting when he was just 4 years old.

He’s been a professional artist for 30 years and has made some 500 sculptures.

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“I experimented with paper and wire,” al-Hajjar told The Electronic Intifada. “I did my first pottery when I was 14.”

Al-Hajjar has participated in exhibitions in the occupied West Bank and Israel.

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He sculpts everything from Palestinian pastoral scenes, ancient coins and historic battles.

Al-Hajjar’s work has also depicted Israel’s present-day siege and military assaults in the Gaza Strip.

Video by Mohammed Asad.

Source : Electronic Intifada

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