After having many conversations with women of different ages and cultures – with a working woman and a housewife for instance – I was able to shape and come up with the concept of Freedom, the freedom each woman dreams of, searches for identity in, and challenges society for. I was able therefore to build and due to my daughter’s unintentional way of dealing with me, I realized that I had to think about future generations. That is why I decided to update and improve my idea to revolve around my daughter Sama, and the role that was enforced on me as a wife and mom, and became an approach for my life and restricted the freedom that I pursue as a female. All these responsibilities are the tools that affect me and my daughter, as I know no longer seek my freedom but rather the time and freedom for me and my own daughter for the freedom of expression between us. As I believe, in the future Sama will be able to value time, and will mature how to design her own freedom through her own choice and not as society imposes on her and and her lifestyle, as this is what I do on a daily basis with my daughter Sama. This space of freedom that was forced on me as a result of society, or the possibility to draw Sama her own space that I call My daughter’s and my own freedom.
Dalia Boukhari was born in 1986 in Kuwait. Having grown up among artists, Dalia began drawing and painting from an early age. She received her education in Graphic Design in Ramallah 2006, Palestine. As a designer Dalia’s practice began in 2004 and has since stretched across the world of design from product design to advertising and to printed matter. She also works with the media of painting and video, exploring both to develop her own visual grammar. Dalia obtained her bachelor degree in contemporary visual art in 2018 from the International Art Academy of Palestine in Ramallah where she lives and works.