Life Beneath Daily Bombardment

 Artwork by Molly Crabapple in collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Photo by Luna Park.

Artwork by Molly Crabapple in collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Photo by Luna Park.

We were going to install something else this week. Between Assad's chemical weapons attack and President Trump's response, it just seemed appropriate to install Molly Crabapple's poster instead. There's much to add beyond Molly's statement:

In 2015, my friend and fellow journalist Marwan Hisham visited East Aleppo, which was held by rebels at the time. Over a series of weeks, he sent me pictures of life beneath the Assad regime's daily bombardment, which I then drew from. This drawing shows the frontline neighborhood of Bustan Qusr, where residents had turned a bus into a makeshift shelter from snipers. As Syria makes its annual appearance in American headlines, this is a tribute to people who endured six years of war.

Well, just one small thing to add (and we're breaking one of our usual rules here)... This poster was installed in the closest pay phone to the offices of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations.

 Artwork by Molly Crabapple in collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Photo by Luna Park.

Artwork by Molly Crabapple in collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Photo by Luna Park.