daliah ammar

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︎︎︎ Edge of Town

Oil paintings for Pratt ّInstitute of Art MFA Thesis, Year 1 — 2020.

Inspired by my childhood spent in Palestine, these works represent my slow sense of displacement from Palestinian culture as I grow older.

One of my earliest memories of Palestine is the smell of burning. Trash and crop burning is very common over there, especially among the smaller villages and along the highways of farm fields at night. I have never experienced anything like it growing up in the states. I have always lived in the space between two lands. I am half Palestinian and half American and I speak very few words of Arabic. My entire life I have relied on my father to communicate with my family and make me comfortable in this culture that is supposed to be my own. This series of Burn paintings explores my sense of displacement. They are not only a literal representation of my memories of Palestine, but also this widening distance I have carved between myself and my culture as I have grown older.

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︎︎︎ Al-Bustan: Seeds of Culture

Sawwit: Engaging Artists for Civic Engagement — 2020.

Illlustration series leading up to the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Commissioned by Al-Bustan released for print and digital release.

︎︎︎ My Dearest World

Branding + Handmade Jewelry.