I was incredibly fortunate to be a part of AIGA Minnesota's Design Impact Series Print Show.
In these troubled times (Muslim travel ban, terrorist attacks, Muslim hate crimes), I chose to focus my piece on my faith. While I am not the most religious person, I've grown up with, studied and understand Islam. All religions come from peace. Muslims greet each other with "Assalamualaikum" which literally means "Peace Be Upon You".
Artist statement: “When I was 10, I saw the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fall on September 11, 2001. A year later, my family immigrated to the United States. Little did I know the sheer hatred that would come from simply practicing my faith. I am Muslim. Unfortunately, Islam has become synonymous with terrorism and with the recent political events, there has been a resurgence of Islamophobia in America.“