Hany Genedy poses for a photograph next to pictures made with salt in a gallery room at his home in Hihya city. Reuters
Egyptian artist Hany Genedy focuses as he carefully pours white salt onto a black surface to create an image of actor Al Pacino.
At first, it took me four or five hours to make a picture with salt then I had to erase it, but later I had the idea of looking for a way to preserve these works. After several attempts, I was able to find a way to fix the pictures.
Genedy experimented with materials such as leaves and money before settling on a substance he says is versatile and cheap - salt.
Genedy, who crafts images of Egyptian and international celebrities and landmarks, says he thinks only a handful of artists’ worldwide use the mineral.
Surrounded by assorted colours of salt in his home studio in a village in the Nile Delta province of Sharqia, the 24-year-old says he developed a secret technique to fix his images.
"At first it took me four or five hours to make a picture with salt then I had to erase it, but later I had the idea of looking for a way to preserve these works," he said.
"After several attempts I was able to find a way to fix the pictures," Genedy said, adding some of his salt works have been hanging on the wall for more than three years.
He makes a small income from selling paintings, but hopes his salt art will win recognition in Cairo and internationally.
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