Magen Passion Postcard 4: Blue tiles

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This postcard was created using three photos. The first was from the Elef Milim project, taken by Lantuszka and described as “Hand-painted tiles by David Ohanessian. Israeli Wikipedia expedition to Armenian Quarter in Old Town of Jerusalem, Israel”, 2012.

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First, a hexagonal shaped group of tiles was “cut out”.

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These were then used to create a larger, more complex hexagonal design.

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A second photo was now used, this one from Wikimedia Commons, with author given as Gandzasar, Cultural Foundation of Country Development. The description is given as “The marble tombstone of Grand Prince Hasan Jalal Vahtangian, part”, 2009.

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A circular crop was applied to remove the “star of David” emblem. This was rotated to the usual upright position and inserted in the centre of the blue tiles hexagonal shape.

A third photo was used to place this “blue tile magen” onto a stone wall background. The photo was again from the Elef Milim project and taken by Lantuszka. It is described as “Street sign hand painted by David Ohanessian. Israeli Wikipedia expedition to Armenian Quarter in Old Town of Jerusalem, Israel”, 2012.

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This photo was cropped to form a square around the street sign and “blue tile magen”.

The final product is a tribute to the Armenians and to the similarities in their fate with that of the people of Israel.

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