Cyprus 6


Prior to the Turkish occupation of the northern 36% of the island of Cyprus, Famagusta was a busy and prosperous city. Lying where it did just on the north side of what is now the United Nations Buffer Zone, the city took heavy damage during the conflict. Varosha, a suburb of Famagusta, is still fenced off and has been named the “Ghost Town” of Famagusta. A long line of abandoned high rise hotels lines the beach in Varosha, and it is an eerie sight. This particular building, with its palm trees and small mosaic pool, was just outside the forbidden area. I collaged wax paper, various handmade papers and pages from two books onto the image to create this piece.

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