I know you’re probably all wondering: how can a tank, something that kills, be pretty? Well, the Iranian artist Neda Taiyebi wasn’t put off by this. She took the challenge with permission of the Afghan army and she made a remarkable change in the gloomy scenery.
She painted pears, flowers, and paisley patterns on the tanks, because for her it was about the looks and she wasn’t trying to provoke a political message. The results are awesome. And don’t get me started about the colors that outshine that grey environment!
This is one of my favourites:
She said to AJ+ about her work: “It is part of the life of here, you cannot delete it. So I just wanted to give it a new kind of face. I hope it makes some questions in people’s minds about what is going on around them.”