I use historical photographs from before "Al Nakba" in 1948 as the main source material for my drawings.  The Arabic word "Al Nakba" translates in English to catastrophe. In this historical time, Palestinians were massacred and displaced from their native homeland of Palestine. I aim to remember and honor forgotten Palestinians of a lost generation. I develop these images by creating a distinct surface texture. The drawing therefore contains a visual history of its own in parallel to the history of a people. From there, I begin drawing the image into the surface, scratching, mark making and blending to bring forth its essence.
       
     
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 I use historical photographs from before "Al Nakba" in 1948 as the main source material for my drawings.  The Arabic word "Al Nakba" translates in English to catastrophe. In this historical time, Palestinians were massacred and displaced from their native homeland of Palestine. I aim to remember and honor forgotten Palestinians of a lost generation. I develop these images by creating a distinct surface texture. The drawing therefore contains a visual history of its own in parallel to the history of a people. From there, I begin drawing the image into the surface, scratching, mark making and blending to bring forth its essence.
       
     

I use historical photographs from before "Al Nakba" in 1948 as the main source material for my drawings. The Arabic word "Al Nakba" translates in English to catastrophe. In this historical time, Palestinians were massacred and displaced from their native homeland of Palestine. I aim to remember and honor forgotten Palestinians of a lost generation. I develop these images by creating a distinct surface texture. The drawing therefore contains a visual history of its own in parallel to the history of a people. From there, I begin drawing the image into the surface, scratching, mark making and blending to bring forth its essence.


G.png
       
     
3.png
       
     
W2.png
       
     
1good.png
       
     
1(2) 8.png
       
     
10 6.png
       
     
1(2) 6.png
       
     
1(2) 7.png
       
     
10 7.png
       
     
Trombone1.png
       
     
woman1 1.png
       
     
32379499893_c5716e76d7_k.png
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 1.png
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 6.png
       
     
10 2 copy.png
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 3.png
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 4.png
       
     
2.jpg
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 10.png
       
     
Woman1 copy.png
       
     
10 5.png
       
     
1(2).png
       
     
10 8.png
       
     
Bethlehemwoman 5.png
       
     
Jaffa 1.png