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Pakistani Artist Turns Drones Into Folk Art

Tasbeeh Herwees

Mahwish Chishty, an artist from Lahore, paints hauntingly beautiful portraits of drones in the tradition of Pakistani truck art. Under Chisty's imaginative hand, the formidable machines of modern warfare are transformed into intricately patterned objects. Viewing Chishty's colorful work in the timely context of the Obama administration's drone war in Pakistan & Yemen can be discomfiting, especially in light of recent reports revealing the CIA often doesn't know who it kills with them.

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