Artist Fattah Mohammed Fattah is using leftover parts of Iraq’s dark history to inspire new creations, animal sculptures made from leftover pieces of metal from tanks, shells and other reminders of war.
His gallery has just opened its doors in the city of Dohuk, north of Mosul.
Fattah says he wants to show that all the destruction caused by Iraq’s endless wars and all the rubbish that has been left lying around can be cleaned up and turned into something beautiful.
“This gallery is a message from me to the environmental organisations as well as civil society organisations to raise awareness of the remnants of war that we have been exposed to. Wars that have been imposed on us. In this gallery I tried to collect these remains and turn them into creative artistic pieces,” he says.
Parts of northern Iraq resemble a rubbish tip of war equipment left over from recent conflicts.