THE LEBANESE REVOLUTION

Illustrated Series – published by the JFA (Justice for All) journal. UK, 2020

Some of these illustrations imitate reality; they are sketches of iconic images from the first days of the protests. Other pieces are more conceptual; they are built on visual and ideational parallels with Art History pieces, political-cartoon analogies, or heartfelt accounts of the strongest emotions evoked during the Revolution.

The colour palette is inspired by the Lebanese flag, with the colour red usually placed at the forefront of each piece. Most figures are inherently generic, to speak to the idea that not only are all the politicians the same, but that all Lebanese share the same fate regardless of their different backgrounds and affiliations.