Syrian devastation captured in New Haven artists stunning sculptures


ITS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE LEVEL OF DESTRUCTION THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN SYRIA.FOR A NEW HAVEN ARCHITECT – AND ARTIST…YOU CAN FEEL THE EMOTION AND SEE THE DEVASTATION THROUGH HIS 3-D LANDSCAPES.NEWS 8 ANCHOR SCOTT MCDONNELL BRINGS US A CLOSER LOOK. 3 STEP INSIDE THE NEW HAVEN ART STUDIO OF MOHAMAD HAFEZ AND YOU’LL SOON BE TRANSPORTED TO THE WAR TORN – STREETS OF SYRIA. (COVER THIS BITE)HE WAS BORN IN SYRIASOME IN HIS FAMILY ARE STILL THERE.HIS “DAY JOB” NOW…IS A CONNECTICUT ARCHITECT.BUT AWAY FROM THE OFFICE….HIS STUDIO – IS A SANCTUARY MOHAMAD HAFEZ – ARTIST / ARCHITECT HIS ART PROVIDES AN OUTLET TO THE HORRORS HAPPENING IN HIS HOMELAND.PICTURES FROM PLACES LIKE ALEPPOIN SIX YEARS SYRAIN CONFLICT HAS LEFT ALMOST HALF A MILLION PEOPLE DEAD.HIS GOAL IS TO CREATE AWARENESS TO THE ATROCITIES BY MAKING HIS ART AS REALISTIC AS POSSBILE. SO REAL – STARE LONG ENOUGH AND YOU GET LOST INSIDE THE BOMBED OUT BUILDINGS.HE EVEN RECORDED SOUNDS FROM HIS PARENTS PORCH WHEN BACK IN DAMASCUS ITS THE DETAILS THAT TRULY CAPTURE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE DESTRUCTION HE USES FOUND OBJECTS – ANYTING AND EVERYTHING – CIRCUIT BOARDS -CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. LIKE THE THOUSANDS OF BOMBS DROPPED – THE MISSION IS TO MAKE AN IMPACTFOR HAFEZ – THERES NO DOUBT THE GREATEST PRICE PAID IS IN HUMAN LIFE – BUT THE LOSS DOESNT END THERE…IN NEW HAVEN – SCOTT MCDONNELL – NEWS 8

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