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11 Jan, 2016 19:37

‘One day the war will end’: Yemeni artist draws hope from war smoke (IMAGES)

Yemeni artist Saba Jallas transforms scenes where most people see only suffering, in the horrors of the war that is tearing her country apart, into works of hope-inspiring art – using nothing but her smartphone.

In Saba’s depictions, women, children, birds, and flowers replace the smoke of devastating explosions and bombed out buildings are reimagined as being built anew – all in an attempt to give hope to the people of Yemen.

مساءكم ابتسامة ^__^

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 10 января 2016 г.

She draws her inspiration from Palestinian artists who similarly reimagined the blasts of the 2014 Gaza war in 2014 as symbols of courage.


Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 24 декабря 2015 г.

For me living without hope is impossible. I’m just looking for anything that can keep the hope inside as alive. I believe that drawing smiles is better than living with tears and sadness all the time,” Jallas told RT in an interview.

جمعة مباركة ^__^

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 17 декабря 2015 г.

The artist posts her drawings on her Facebook page along with poetry, in which she mostly calls for an end to the wars raging in Arab countries. Her page has garnered over 5,000 likes.

أنت ضد الإرهاب؟متأكد ؟أنت ضده فعلا إذا توقفت عن إرهاب عقلك بأفكار التشاؤم والحزن واليأس..أنت ضده إذا توقفت عن إرهاب ق...

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 16 ноября 2015 г.

Frankly I didn’t expect that reaction, but it’s making me more optimistic that my messages may reach everyone,” the artist told RT.

One day the war will end and we will rebuild our country,” Jallas believes.

وَ لِلأَوطَانِ فِي دَمِ كُلِ حُرٍيَدٌ سَلفَت وَ دَينٌ مُستَحَقُجمعة مباركة .. ^__^

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 10 декабря 2015 г.

The Saudi-led coalition began its bombing campaign in Yemen in March 2014 to back the Sunni Muslim government that had been toppled by Shia Houthi rebels, whom Riyadh accuses of links with its regional rival, Iran.

جمعتكم مباركة ^__^

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 19 ноября 2015 г.

Around 6,000 people have been killed since the airstrikes were launched, most of them civilians. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals have been hit at least twice since the war began.

دعيني أعانق فيك الأمل .. ^__^

Опубликовано ‎سبأ جلاس Saba Jallas‎ 30 ноября 2015 г.