“This body of work is dedicated to the memory of my beloved father.”
Honolulu translates as ‘Land of Pearls’ in Arabic, or literally ‘Here are Pearls’. This land that is often described as ‘Heaven on Earth’ establishes a final meeting place where we are promised a reunion with our deceased loved ones. For some, the attainment of Paradise remains a myth, but for others it instills hope and provides motivation to redress wrongs. This show represents both the coming to terms with the landscape of the unknown and embracing its faith counterpart.
Heaven cannot be attained without our time here on Earth.
About the artist: Born 1982 in Tripoli Libya, to Amazigh roots from both her mother and father’s side of the family, she received a BFA with distinction, majoring in Design from Concordia University in 2007. Based in Montreal Qc. where she lives and works.
“Through my lighthearted photographs to graphic interventions, I question my own place within a so-called Western culture on the one hand and an upbringing in a Muslim household on the other.”