Tag Archives: Beit Sahour

other construction

The barrier wall and settlements aren’t the only thing being built in the West Bank. I also saw a lot of new Palestinian residential construction on the outskirts of Beit Sahour. Advertisements

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drawing tests

These images may or not become drawings, and there are other changes afoot in the studio, but this is some of what I might be working on over the next few months. Most of these were taken in the West … Continue reading

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mapping, cartography, getting lost

I am usually a pretty good navigator, and I understand the position of the sun and the direction and length of shadows vis-à-vis the time of day and the points on a compass. But I am used to roads having … Continue reading

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insomnia

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seed bombs

Knowing I’d be seeing Elio soon in Tel Aviv, I wanted to plan some kind of a good mom & son activity to occupy our time together.  I brought along our copy of this great book I bought for him … Continue reading

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just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you

During my trip, I had been using google.com to occasionally browse the map of the area, since  the English pages of google.ps and google.co.il don’t have map tabs at the top of the screen. I would have to go home, … Continue reading

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love and support from home

During my trip I had long Skype sessions with JC, Gabriella, Eric, Katherine … thank you!

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Beit Sahour tree lighting

Bethlehem and the surrounding towns are approximately 80% Christian and 20% Muslim. The tree lighting ceremony in Beit Sahour was a big deal, with visitors, public speeches by visiting dignitaries, street food, and traffic jams. Celebrations of Christmas in the … Continue reading

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some images from the west bank

The initial reason for my recent stay in the West Bank was to make new photographs for my drawings; a friend who grew up there and who had seen my images of roads and tunnels suggested that the occupation’s impact … Continue reading

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