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In Cairo, artist El Seed covered over 50 buildings with calligraffiti, resulting in a giant painting that only makes sense when you’re up in the clouds.
Called ‘Perception’, the project aims to challenge how locals see the neighbourhood of Manshiyat Nasr. The community is oft perceived as poor and dirty, despite having an advanced system of collecting and recycling trash.
Using Arabic calligraphy, El Seed and his team painted the artwork on different structures. The big picture only comes together once you change your point of view. In this case, it’s at the peak of Mokattam Mountain, which overlooks the city.
The piece spells out a phrase from Saint Athanasius of Alexandria: “Anyone who wants to see the s…