Yazidi artist creates paintings from the bullet casings of the last war

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Hussein Haji Osman, whom locals call Hussein Baadri, collected empty bullet casings used by ISIS fighters to shoot Yazidis and turned them into paintings that represent peace and coexistence of the Yazidi people in Iraqi society.

Two years ago, Hussein visited the village of Kocho in Sinjar, a place that is famous for the atrocities and massacres of the Yazidi population by ISIS terrorists. There, in the village, more than 2,000 empty bullet casings for various weapons were collected in bags and it was then that the artist had the idea to recreate with the bullet casings all the pain of the Yazidis who survived the genocide.

The artist tells:

"So far I have made 25 paintings. My only goal is to tell the world that we are transforming the symbols of evil with which ISIS killed hundreds of people in Sinjar into paintings expressing peace, humanity and coexistence. We don't want war, we love peace. I have exhibited my paintings in the Kurdistan Parliament building, Ba'adra, Sheikhan and many other places.

In addition to my work in the field of art, I am also a Yazidi activist and writer. I have written 12 books, six of which are about the genocide committed against the Yazidis on August 3, 2014, some of them are stories of women and girls who escaped from ISIS captivity."

Ammar Aziz-Duhok





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Yazidi artist creates paintings from the bullet casings of the last war

2022/09/32-1663915475.jpg
Read: 565     15:30     23 Сентябрь 2022    

Hussein Haji Osman, whom locals call Hussein Baadri, collected empty bullet casings used by ISIS fighters to shoot Yazidis and turned them into paintings that represent peace and coexistence of the Yazidi people in Iraqi society.

Two years ago, Hussein visited the village of Kocho in Sinjar, a place that is famous for the atrocities and massacres of the Yazidi population by ISIS terrorists. There, in the village, more than 2,000 empty bullet casings for various weapons were collected in bags and it was then that the artist had the idea to recreate with the bullet casings all the pain of the Yazidis who survived the genocide.

The artist tells:

"So far I have made 25 paintings. My only goal is to tell the world that we are transforming the symbols of evil with which ISIS killed hundreds of people in Sinjar into paintings expressing peace, humanity and coexistence. We don't want war, we love peace. I have exhibited my paintings in the Kurdistan Parliament building, Ba'adra, Sheikhan and many other places.

In addition to my work in the field of art, I am also a Yazidi activist and writer. I have written 12 books, six of which are about the genocide committed against the Yazidis on August 3, 2014, some of them are stories of women and girls who escaped from ISIS captivity."

Ammar Aziz-Duhok





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #genocideyazidis