Jasmine Hawamdeh is an Toronto-based independent artist, an accomplished illustrator, oil painter, and printmaker. Jasmine draws inspiration from her Palestinian roots, advocacy work, and her Palestinian grandmother, who departed with the keys to her Jerusalem home in her hands. To Jasmine, return means the right to pick figs from the same trees that her grandparents planted. Returning means walking on the soil where those who died fighting for the right to remain at home are buried, returning means being reunited with homes that were once stolen, and returning means strolling across Palestine, knowing that Palestinians are free. The collection of illustrations are all inspired by returning home to Palestine.
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