Trapped at Birth is part of a bigger series, The Human Trap. I want to express the struggles we face because of labels, names, gender, sexuality, narratives and more of what we’re born into in this world. I’ve been publishing parts of the project’s folds in various contexts, whether we’re talking about borders and alienation published in a New York-based online magazine or gendering migration done in collaboration with a MENA-directed journal for body and gender research. I just put my pen down and let my experiences, feelings and stories (mine and others) take the lead in one-line drawings. One-line drawings to me shows the most authentic level of the story I’m trying to tell. Once I commit to illustrating something, I’m letting go so that this story comes out naturally. It’s therapeutic. 🎈
Hala, this is really cool! Thank you so much for contributing!
Thank you Larrann, I’m glad you like it!
WOW WOW wow wow wow. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Love the comment :)
Wow, your art is so evocative. I don’t know much about art, but the movement of the lines, the weights and shapes, the layered representation and abstraction…they’re definitely doing something for me!
Thank you Will, this means a lot to me! Appreciate your great input!
Beautiful, and so much to explore in seemingly simple images. Thank you!
Thank you for your comment :)