it always blows my mind when artists can portray this much emotion on a person’s face.
For a show at Birzeit University, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali chose to create a portrait of Leila Khaled, the woman known as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy.” Unlike a typical portrait, Shomali’s medium of choice for this project is lipstick. Rather than painting the iconic member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine with paints or even drawing her image with lipstick, the artist uses a custom-built board on which fully intact tubes of lipsticks are affixed—3,500 tubes, to be exact.
Using 14 different colors, Shomali has managed to recreate the famous image of the revolutionary woman wearing a kaffiyeh and holding an AK-47. Though it’s not entirely clear why Khaled’s pixelated portrait titled The Icon is made specifically out of lipstick, the piece is open to interpretations. One theory could be the intriguing and controversial juxtaposition of a powerful and independent woman with an item that is associated with frivolous materialism and femininity and how it parallels the contrasting image of Khaled herself, a woman adorned with a traditional Arab headdress typically worn by men while holding a destructive firearm.
check out the time-lapse video
Reblogged this before but Leila Khaled so yeah
DIY Cheap Giant Posters from A Beautiful Mess here. I’ve blogged and posted about engineering prints ever since I started my blog. These prints are 36” wide and then you can go as long as you want. A 36”x36” will run you $4.50 at my Staples. I also mentioned on another post that you should ask your copy store what kind of condition their printer is in, because my Staples told me to go to a nearby town that had a newer machine - really important information. Again, this is like a super sized black and white copy - thin paper, etc… Still very cool and very cheap. *To see other examples go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/engineering-prints