Written by Anoud Al Fawwaz - www.greeneve.com
My lovely cousin Basma Batayneh graduated last month from The University of Jordan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As part of her last year in uni, Basma had to work on an individual graduation project (the art degree's equivalent to a dissertation) that demonstrates the artistic skills that she has acquired over the past four years of her Fine Arts education. Basma decided that she wanted to use her skills creatively and not only have a project that showcased art, but a project that had a strong message behind it and that shed light and spread awareness on an issue that she felt passionately about. Thus, her graduation project focussed around the issues and reality of waste management in Jordan. Another important aspect of Basma's project was also using art to demonstrate the importance and benefits of recycling. All the art that was used was hand-made by her using 100% recycled materials!
Basma in action, presenting her graduation project to a panel of judges!