Acrylic on canvas, paper
These paintings are a personal reflection from a year-long social and political art project supported by a Human Rights Initiative grant from the University of Minnesota. The project was about a contested home, memory, commemoration, and rights, all related to the forced migration of Palestinians in the Galilee, where I was born. I am creating a visual dialogue between myself and my hometown community, which includes my parents. I use words and sentences from my father’s recently published memoir in these works. I confront the fear of alienation through questions about home, connection to place, and empathy.