Our Place - ' Senseless Desecration’
In 2015 the Temple of Bel, one of the archaeological jewels of the middle east, was almost completely demolished. The temple had stood in Palmyra since 0032 and pre-dated Islam. Islamic State considered this a symbol of idolatry and thus subjected it to a senseless orgy of pillage and destruction. Our piece displays the shocking affects and end to the remarkable 2000 year old site by combining both before and after imagery using colour and lettering to honour its rich and elegant history.