3500 Pieces of Lipstick Make a Leila Khaled Portrait

Palestinian artist Amie Shomali honors Leila Khaled, a revolutionary woman known as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy”. Using an unusual medium of 3,500 pieces of lipsticks in 14 different shades, he was able to recreate the famous photo of Leila Khaled holding an AK-47 and wearing a kaffiyeh, as photographed by Eddie Addams. This project called Icon was finished last year and got featured in an art exhibition at Birzeit University. [via odditycentral]