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The News Minute | February 28, 2015 | 4.11 pm IST An artist in Gaza has spent the last one year immersed in her art, shutting herself up in her house for that duration. According to a New York Times report, Nidaa Badwaan embarked on what she calls the “100 days of Solitude” project, a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, over a year ago. In all this time, she has hardly stepped out of her small house in the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.  One of the self-portraits created by Nida, on display at an exhibition organized in January by the al Hoash art gallery in Jerusalem. The NYT report says that the room which she has not left for over a year, is less than 100 square feet and has just one window and a bulb, and that Badwaan waits for the light to create the photographs that look like paintings.  One of the self-portraits created by Nida, showing her typing away at a type-writer A woman standing near one of the self-portraits created by Nida on display at an exhibition organized by the al Hoash art gallery in Jerusalem in January. Her solitude of more than 100 days, with a sense of alienation with the situation of Palestine and the Gaza Strip, has produced 14 self-portraits, which were exhibited by the Palestinian Art Court – al Hoash in January. Two children, sitting below a self-portrait on display at the al Hoash art gallery in Jerusalem during an exhibition of Nida's work in January. (Photo Courtesy: Palestinian Art Court Facebook page) Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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