'Inshallah' surfboards designed

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Artist Phillip George poses with a surfboard of his own design at Marks Park, Tamarama, in Sydney, Australia. George designed the range of 30 Inshallah boards in response to his trips to the Middle East, and to the Cronulla Race Riots in 2005, in an effort to create a lesser divide between East and West. As an artist, he decorates the boards with Islamic motifs and iconography from the historic mosques he visited. His boards are currently exhibited at the Casula Powerhouse arts centre in an exhibition called Borderlands, with all boards facing to Mecca. (Getty Images)
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Sydney artist Phillip George poses with two Inshallah surfboards at Marks Park, Tamarama in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
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Sydney artist Phillip George with more of his Islamic-inspired surfboards. (Getty Images)
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Sydney artist Phillip George shows off the wide range of Middle East inspired designs. (Getty Images)
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Artist Phillip George poses on the coast in Sydney, Australia with his new surfboards. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)
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Sydney artist Phillip George poses with two surfboards of his own design at Marks Park, Tamarama on December 16, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
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Sydney artist Phillip George poses among his surfboard exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
Tue 16 Dec 2008 10:57 AM