× Hanan Hazmine


Paper collage



Price: $300.00

Hanan is a Lebanese- Canadian multidisciplinary artist, creative writer, community arts educator, and writing instructor living in Toronto. Hanan identifies as a mad, disabled, Muslim woman of colour and uses the pronouns she/her. She has a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. Hanan’s primary mission as a literary arts instructor and community arts educator is to provide accessible and inclusive arts education to marginalized communities with a special focus on crafting safe spaces for Muslim women, individuals with mental health challenges, folks with disabilities and BIPOC youth to discover and enhance their writing and art skills. As a social activist and feminist, Hanan’s artistic work aims to question binaries, dispel stigmas and stereotypes, and empower marginalized voices. Her debut poetry chapbook Aorta was published by ZED-Press in 2018. Thanks to an OAC grant, Hanan is currently working on her first novel.

This collage explores lived experiences of mental illness and trauma, manifesting as disassociation. It is a surreal and symbolic depiction of how this disassociation feels— as if there is a sudden disembodiment and detachment from reality, floating in an alternative dimension or some hidden crevice of the mind. Depicted by the mirroring of monochrome and colour in the collage, dissociation can be experienced on a spectrum of unpleasant "grey" spaces of trauma-induced dissociation to nonpathological creative and imaginative daydreams.

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