"An artistic interpretation of text, free from the confines of specific political argument or exact historical flow"
By Ramzy Baroud



I remember my name

I was asked to be involved as a Art Editor for three poets Jehan Bseiso, Ramzy Baroud and Samah Sabawi t to create a visual art element in response to their poetry. After a while discussing the project would different possibility of artists we decided with help of the editor Vacy Vlazna it would be most suiting if I created artwork for all three poets bringing the collection of poetry together through a similar language of the visual arts.

We decided on three drawings per poet and a front cover for the book, I corresponded with each poet on individual basis making sure that I understood the poetry correctly and Vacy was always on hand for advice which was very much appreciated. I learnt a lot and it was sometimes quite difficult to research imagery and quite upsetting especially as some of these drawings were being done through the latest conflict.

However the book will be on sale shortly and all sales of the book profits will be donated to a charity for the arts in Gaza.

I would like to thank Jehan Bseiso, Ramzy Baroud, Samah Sabawi and Vacy Vlazna for all their help and advice and I hope this is a start of future projects together.


Click on selected image to start the slideshow.
  • I remember my name Book design
    I remember my name Book design
  • Jehan Bseiso - Writing Syria
    Jehan Bseiso - Writing Syria
  • Ramzy Baroud - Sand and Tears
    Ramzy Baroud - Sand and Tears
  • Samah Sabawi - A Confession
    Samah Sabawi - A Confession
  • Jehan Bseiso -Birth at the Checkpoint
    Jehan Bseiso -Birth at the Checkpoint
  • Ramzy Baroud - Where are the Noble Poets of Santiago
    Ramzy Baroud - Where are the Noble Poets of Santiago
  • Samah Sabawi - Liberation Anthem
    Samah Sabawi - Liberation Anthem
  • Jehan Bseiso -Cemeteries in Palestinian camps short on space
    Jehan Bseiso -Cemeteries in Palestinian camps short on space
  • Ramzy Baroud -To Afzal Guru
    Ramzy Baroud -To Afzal Guru
  • Samah Sabawi - Tales of a city by the sea
    Samah Sabawi - Tales of a city by the sea


To explore the artwork with the poetry please select by title below, please be aware when you click on the selected poem you will go to a new window and the artwork will appear, you can move the image with your mouse so you can read and see the image at the same time, or you can just read the poem on its own.

In the complete book there's 30 poems and I have created artwork for nine of them of my choice as well as the front cover.




Jehan Bseiso  -  Writing Syria
                        Birth at the Checkpoint
                        Cemeteries in Palestinian camps short on space

Ramzy Baroud - Sand and Tears
                        Where are the Noble Poets of Santiago
                        To Afzal Guru

Samah Sabawi - A Confession
                        Liberation Anthem
                        Tales of a city by the sea


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David Borrington MA RCA
"All that is needed for the forces of evil to succeed is for enough good men to remain silent."  Edmund Burke