This past Memorial Day convened the long awaited, Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Long Beach, Calif. RIS is touted as the most well regarded and well attended Islamic conference in North America, with nearly 10,000 in attendance this year.
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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