b. 2002, Iraq
“I was thinking about all the topics we talked about: we are not living our own nostalgia, but the past generations’ nostalgia, so I wanted to represent this idea. I collected pictures from my childhood and of my mother and siblings and traced them and colored them. This is the object I chose, it is a letter from my cousin, so I traced it.
I remember Asmaa told me that it looks like a door, so I tried to emphasize that aspect of it, and the lines of the letter looks like they’re prison bars or a cage, a cage of memories. This is a photo of my sister, and I’ve noticed that she took her photo from behind a fence, so it looked like bars, and I added it as well. I included my mother's memories as well as my own memories and my siblings' memories in order to express the idea of living our parents' nostalgia or other generations' nostalgia.”