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Aleppo: Deconstruction | Reconstruction

 

This series of 15 works on paper explores places in Syria (mainly Aleppo) that are part of my and my family’s history. Focusing on the destruction of Aleppo through this civil war, I’ve been asking family members to help locate these places, as a way of solidifying this disappearing landscape.  I find these locations on Google Earth, work them through as digital drawings, and then go back into them with tape, pencil, and thread.  These map drawings are shown alongside their personal stories and fragmented memories ranging from the everyday to the tragic, forming an Aleppo otherwise only reached through memory. 

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