“A lot on your Plate”

Sanaa El Habbash
Visual Communication

College
National College of Art & Design

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Sanaa El Habbash

“A lot on your Plate”

This project, “A lot on your Plate”, is a result of a series of questions I shared online with members of the Palestinian diaspora across the globe. Not knowing who, if anyone, would reveal personal information about themselves to a stranger, I was pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful responses I received. As I listened to each interview, a noticeable pattern began to reveal itself. Almost every response I received referred to food in some way, and recalled memories relating to a specific dish, or food in general. As plates are associated with food, traditionally handcrafted by Palestinians, and often fragile, I felt a plate would be a suitable medium to illustrate their stories. The round shape and endless pattern also represents repetition – the repetition of historical events, and stories shared by Palestinians and the diaspora. This plate illustrates the story of Hazaar Azi, a 22 year old girl who left Palestine for Ireland to focus on her work and educating herself.