Nabila Hilmi

Palestine 1940-Jordan 2011.

“Through the years, I have come to realize that my work reflects the many places I had lived and what these places mean to me. I paint my world, a world tamed by me to embrace my visual memories, past experiences and aspirations. I paint people’s motion in time and space, their constant emotional migration and their search for close, secure relationships within loose boundaries and their own free space.

Having moved to the U.S., a big country, too big, too green for me, I related best to the people. We shared the same human feelings and emotions. I came to understand that they were the tools that connected me to my past and the present. They are also the anchors; the roots that help me step into the future.”

-Nabila Hilmi