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 a response to this need. Thus I grabbed a pen and a small notebook and got out of my tiny apartment to any green spaces nearby. Sitting and trying to see and draw anything around me, a tree, a leaf, a moving shade, a little squirrel wandering on the grass, any teeny-tiny existence around could connect me to this new space.