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FireTom


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Posted:I find it hillarious - some ppl seem to live on a different planet and I deeply adore the way art breaks through the concrete (hearts and minds), like grass cracking the pavement.



Blast wall art in Baghdad




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 Written by: USA Today

By Zaid Sabah, USA TODAY

BAGHDAD When he sees the concrete walls springing up all over Baghdad, Baquir al-Sheik doesn't think of violence. He sees an open canvas.



Al-Sheik is leading a team of 40 artists who are painting a half-mile stretch of protective walls with murals of colorful desert landscapes and proud moments in Iraqi history. If the walls are necessary to protect buildings from truck bombs and insurgents, they can at least be beautiful, al-Sheik says.





Humans are simply an amazing kind... for once the US is adding an amazingly beautiful facet to the war in Iraq - and exporting US cultural heritage I really admire... Graffiti



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FatGuru
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Posted:It is amazing how, through all the darkness in the world, pin holes of light always seem to shine through. The best way to live your life is carefree as you can possibly be. I offer a cheers to creativity, past, present, and hopefully future. beerchug

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faith enfire
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Posted:they had this on the news the other night..very cool

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shocked_prawn
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Posted:this particular siting for art is fantastic. its been done a few times before in similar circumstances but i cant for the life of me rember my who.
theese paintings are beautiful and provide and obscure window away from war looking at the beauty the world can portray if allowed to do so.


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FireTom


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Dunno - maybe you are referring to the Berlin wall?

It's true - I guess - blur out as much as necessary and be aware as much as possible, to stay in sanity wink


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LazyAngel
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Posted:I think banksy did something kind of similar with the wall used to seperate the israelis and palestinians (if I remember right)

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shocked_prawn
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Posted:yeah thats the on i was thinking of.... Bansky... it was on the news a while back!

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FireTom


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Posted:wow - I have seen his pictures in Eivissa/ Ibiza.... never knew it was him... great art

Thanks guys!!!!!

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