On the evening of July 1, 2010 Data Darbar was attacked by suicide bombers, killing dozens of people and injuring many more. The attack reminded me of my visit to the shrine during my trip to Lahore in 2009. Although I've been to Lahore many times and have family that live not too far from Data Darbar, this was my first visit to the popular shrine.
The artist - Anas, a resident of the Talbieh camp, creates art from metal wire.
USAID in wire - An as-yet unfinished art project.
Anas's creations - Various wire sculptures crafted by an artist in Talbieh camp.
Birth - A wire-woven child springs forth from a wire woman.
The drummer - A wire figure playing the drums.
The sad girl - Anas used to paint, this is one of his earlier works.
A personal art piece - Anas says this piece was very personal to him, because one of his friends ended up in a wheelchair.
The wheelchair - Anas told us an ex-girlfriend of his - an American - got into an accident, but left without him saying goodbye. He said she didn't want him to see her in a wheelchair.
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