Theartofweeping

Art prints

Chicago, Illinois

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Wall Dance

$40.00

My motherland

$60.00

Refugee

$55.00

Zeinab

$50.00

Sabr

$45.00

Baghdad

$40.00

Gaza

$40.00

Mother & Child

$40.00

If olives knew

$40.00

Detached

$40.00

Metamporphosis

$40.00

Baghdad II

$35.00

Ancestral Trauma

$30.00

Leila ليلى

$40.00

Pause

$35.00

Borderlines

$25.00

Keys

$30.00

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  • Fatima on Oct 29, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece I was excited to add to my wall

  • Jorge on Sep 14, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love the expression of the pain suffered by the Palestinian through her art. I wish I could find more.

  • Claudia on Aug 22, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ordered 4 and all were amazing. Items were exactly as described and they arrived within a few days after ordering. My husband is from the M.E. and he loved all of the drawings. I custom framed mine so that I could hang them.

  • Sarah Abboud on Nov 9, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I ordered 6 prints from The Art of Weeping collection, and Mary the artist sent me an additional print as a gift. They arrived in a very nice package and on time. They are very beautiful and look more gorgeous in-person! I finally hung them on the wall this weekend and they add a very beautiful touch to my place! I would definitely buy more pieces from Mary in the future.

  • Sarah Abboud on Nov 9, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I ordered 6 prints from The Art of Weeping collection, and Mary the artist sent me an additional print as a gift. They arrived in a very nice package and on time. They are very beautiful and look more gorgeous in-person! I finally hung them on the wall this weekend and they add a very beautiful touch to my place! I would definitely buy more pieces from Mary in the future.

  • Sarah Abboud on Nov 9, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I ordered 6 prints from The Art of Weeping collection, and Mary the artist sent me an additional print as a gift. They arrived in a very nice package and on time. They are very beautiful and look more gorgeous in-person! I finally hung them on the wall this weekend and they add a very beautiful touch to my place! I would definitely buy more pieces from Mary in the future.

  • Sarah Abboud on Nov 9, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I ordered 6 prints from The Art of Weeping collection, and Mary the artist sent me an additional print as a gift. They arrived in a very nice package and on time. They are very beautiful and look more gorgeous in-person! I finally hung them on the wall this weekend and they add a very beautiful touch to my place! I would definitely buy more pieces from Mary in the future.

  • Rola on Oct 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    This beautiful drawing has captured my heart. In its simplicity lies so much beauty and sadness all at the same time. I am very pleased!

  • Rola on Oct 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely beautiful! I am so happy with this purchase. The artwork is stunning and so moving! It arrived just a few days after ordering in a lovely package with a personal note from the artist. I will definitely be ordering more from this very talented artist.

  • Fatima on Oct 29, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece I was excited to add to my wall

About Theartofweeping

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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

    Owner

    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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