Thursday, July 9, 2009

Art Activity Mural 'Swat is my Home'

Thanks to art critic from Karachi, Niilofur Farrukh we organised a cheerful art activity with children. Artists Seemi Ishaq and Ilona Yusuf were there as well as Kamil Hamid. Children painted a mural 'Swat is my home'. Children were asked to paint a picture of Swat. they wanted to paint the bombs and the shells. They were given A-4 size paper to draw whatever they remebered of Swat, but for the mural I asked them to paint all the beautiful things they remebered of Swat and how they would like to see it when they go back?
On the mural they painted mountains, trees, rivers, flowers all those beautiful things that made Swat a heaven on earth. But the sketches on paper are heart rending, glimpses of the horror these little children have seen in Swat.
Mural 'Swat zama watan dey - Swat is my Home'
text and photos by Fauzia Minallah

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