Artist: Tala Bitar
Title: Stupid Stencil
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 50 x 35 cm // 27.5 x 13.7 in
*Artwork is stretched
From the art work series "The West Bank Wall As A Canvas"; this artwork is a photograph from my visit to Bethlehem in 2018, showing the 8-meter-high wall dividing Palestine into sections. For Palestinians, the wall has become a message board to share information, calls for resistance and unity, and affirm Palestinian national identity. The use of cartoons/graffiti and the pop of colours used in the stitching allow the message to stand out and appeal to both the young and old ages.