A Syrian neighbourhood bombed by the ruling regime lies in ruins, with bodies and broken toys poking out of the rubble.
Tall, gray buildings are reduced to crumbling, empty shells, their walls blown away or pockmarked by the blast.
ThIS scene has been captured in devastating detail by artist Khaled Dawwa, a Syrian exile and prison survivor who now works in France.
In his colossal work titled “Here is my heart!,” he urges viewers “not to forget the revolution by the Syrian people and all their sacrifices.”
The 36-year-old artist is deeply scarred by years of repressive rule and violent crackdowns, as well as the loss of friends killed, missing or imprisoned.
Dawwa’s work is an act of revolt and memory, targeting “the international community’s inaction against dictatorial regimes’ ‘ in Syria and elsewhere.