Would you paint on an eco-friendly canvas?
Location: Gaza City, Gaza
The canvases are made from recycled paper
which is shredded and mixed with a water-based solution
before being moulded into different shapes and sizes
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PAPER RECYCLING PROJECT FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, HUDA THABIT, SAYING:"Using very basic tools, we've been able to recycle paper waste to produce great canvases."
Thabit came up with the idea as a way to reduce waste
and to utilize the limited resources available in Gaza
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PALESTINIAN ARTIST, HADEEL BADWAN, SAYING:"Painting on it is very nice and the colors set on it very easily, and are clear. I used a number of brushes and the strokes were also great."