Arab Puzzle - the Sun -web

I’ve just completed a triptych of 3 patchwork panels made of newsprint. The design is based on a traditional format known as ‘Arab Puzzle’. Each panel comprises 9 squares containing coverage and images from current news stories pertaining to the Middle East. It’s interesting to compare how much coverage differs and which words or phrases have been used repeatedly. You can also see how much variation there is in colour, font and layout from one publication to another.

The triptych was commissioned by ‘Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Project for Al-Muttanabi Street’. Find out more about the project by clicking here .

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