Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Egypt

Egypt had me a little nonplussed but then I gathered together what I knew about Egypt.
What kept coming into my consciousness was the terrible trouble and unrest that there currently is in Egypt.
There is an interesting article HERE

The loss of precious antiquities and artefacts, the wholesale looting and destruction is deplorable. Much that has not been destroyed is still in a perilous situation as the custodians and carers cannot undertake the vital preservation of fragile artefacts.

We are all the losers as so much is destroyed! A quick search of the internet will sadden you as thousands of years of history are being obliterated.


My tag is a trio of handmade paper envelopes which have images from a contemporary Egyptian artist inside.
Ancient  images, maps and mail art stamps decorate the envelopes. The tags are recycled product tags and the fibre which keeps it together is a reminder of how important Egypt was in the development of paper, writing and the making of early fabrics.

Let us hope that diplomacy, common sense and goodwill will inspire a peaceful solution. Quickly!
Julie
Thank you too for your lovely comments.

13 comments:

  1. I love it when art is used to promote and/or make people aware of issues. Yours is an excellent example. Blessings!

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  2. I love the addition of the fiber and all that it represents!

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  3. Quite a statement! Well done!

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  4. this is so meaningful as well as artfully wonderful. i love that you tied your tag to current events. and if only things would get better again. indeed it is a terribly troubling time there. xo

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  5. Lovely idea, and good to remember what is happening there now. Valerie

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  6. What an interesting take on the theme - this tag is wonderful and you have put so much thought and effort in! Carolyn xx

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  7. Inpsiring touching post & fabulous 'tags' Julie :D

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  8. A very thoughtful tag, well done for bringing our attention to it.

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  9. Thought provoking and sympathetic tags. Well done

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  10. Such a brilliant, creative and thought-provoking piece of art - really well done :o)

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  11. wonderful use of your creativity to provoke thought

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  12. Very great tag, made me look up the news and tell others. X

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  13. What a touching tribute to Egyptian art and a reminder of the current situation and what we have to lose! Thanks Julie!

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