Theartofweeping

Art prints

Chicago, Illinois On Etsy since 2018

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Theartofweeping

Art prints

Chicago, Illinois | 246 Sales

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  • yasminj on Jul 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful. Moving. Took me about 2 minutes to decide to grab these prints. Love Mary's work!

  • Jenna on Jun 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Mary's work is so beautiful, it was such a nice surprise to receive her pieces in the mail. I'm so excited to put these pieces up on display. Mary was also so kind and helpful throughout the buying process. When there was a piece I was interested in that was not previously including in my order, she worked with me and allowed me to add the piece to my order.
    Thank you Mary for sharing your work with the world. I feel lucky to have these pieces in my home and looking forward to adding more of Mary's work to my home art collection.

  • Dana on Jun 5, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Super happy with the art! It was shipped and received quickly. Even got some stickers. Can’t wait to frame and put them up.

  • jbfreiha1 on Apr 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I was so excited to find this artwork on etsy and even more excited when I received it! Plus, the artist included a gift which was very generous of her. I cannot wait to frame! I will definitely re-order from Mary Hazboun. As a Palestinian American, she captures life as it is in our beloved Palestine.

  • Abigail on Jul 7, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This product was quickly shipped, delivered, and carefully wrapped! I love it and it is a beautiful piece of artwork with a purpose. I highly recommend this shop, this piece motivates me.

  • yasminj on Jul 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Such a little slice of home. Great piece, fast shipping, wonderfully and thoughtfully wrapped. Would make a great housewarming gift. Can't wait to see more from Mary!

  • yasminj on Jul 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece! As a lifelong expat and constant traveller, "home in a suitcase" really struck a chord. Looking forward to more from Mary.

  • Gerry on Jun 28, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Prints were so beautiful. I've been meaning to purchase these for a friend ever since I saw this artist's work over a year ago at a Chicago event. Thank you.

  • selmal88 on Jun 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Could not recommend this shop enough.

  • selmal88 on Jun 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece by a very talented artist. So happy to own several of Mary's pieces. This shop never disappoints. Aside from the art, the customer service is excellent.

About Theartofweeping

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On Etsy since 2018

My Art is about Trauma, Grief, and the Collective Resistance within bodies

“The Art of Weeping” collection emerged slowly, as I was grappling with multiple traumas due to living under the Israeli military occupation for twenty one years, and later forced to migrate to the U.S. in 2004. While a graduate student in Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul university, I started doodling in class to ease the flashbacks I was experiencing when reading course materials that discussed military and gender violence. Doodling was a way for me to avoid having to leave the classroom due to being triggered. Months later, doodles turned into sketches, and as a result, a collection of over forty complete art pieces came to life.

My drawings highlight the complex and multilayered traumas of women and their resistance against the intersecting systems of oppression manifested in the military machine, the patriarchal society, and the forced migration. My artwork is an act of decolonizing these bodies, including my own; as well as a creative form of struggle against oppression through transgressing boundaries, making the trauma visible, and linking it with collective and ancestral traumas.

In my work, I aim to make trauma visible. The cramped postures are due to physical, mental, and emotional restraints, in which some of these bodies appear deformed. This occurs when bodies are situated in spaces caught between multiple forces that collectively restrain and reduce these bodies, where their motion and mobility are restricted, and where life is reduced due to living in a militarized zone, a patriarchal society and/or forced to migrate.

“The Art of Weeping” is unapologetically about grief; it is an invitation to start a conversation about mental health, especially since it remains a taboo in many communities of color.
It is about allowing ourselves to fully experience our grief and create a space for our heartbrokenness. On the other hand, it is also about cultivating resilience and radical hope, so we can reclaim our struggle and work towards transformative social change.

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  • Mary Hazboun

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    Mary Hazboun is a Palestinian folk singer, writer, and artist who was born and raised in the city of Bethlehem in occupied Palestine. She has resided in the Chicagoland area since 2004. Hazboun graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Arts

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