My art piece features swallows, which is actually what my mother’s name means. They represent freedom. We as Canadians enjoy many freedoms that others around the world do not, which is why I think we should all be grateful for the things we take for granted. As well, as part of my piece, the inside of the bird contains patterns. The inspiration from this came from patters originating in Eastern countries, which is where a lot of us from Flemingdon Park come from.
Stencil Design by Caroline Zhaksylyk
Photography by Tasneem Dairywala and Mustafa Abbas