When you immigrate many things are taken away from you. Your society, your culture, your language. The things that have been deeply rooted in your being for your entire life. I should confess that dealing with this separation needs tremendous power and strength.
So in the first year of immigration, my emotions went up and down constantly. Therefore, I needed to figure it out and fix these unstable and chaotic feelings. I needed to find my rhythm first. So, the series, “They are around” came out as part of this solution. So I grabbed a pen and a small notebook on my days of (as I was lucky enough to have some little jobs during that period) and got out of my tiny apartment to any parks or green spaces nearby, sitting and trying to see and draw anything around me, a tree, a leaf, a moving shade, a little squirrel wondering on the grass, any teeny-tiny existence around could bring engagement and consequently connection.
Pigment liner on paper, 6.5''×7'', 2018