Tara Hakim

Untitled #3 from the Courage in Crazy Series
16 x 20 in.

In Arabic, the gorgeously wild Bougainvillea is known as مَجْنُونَة (Majnūna). The word مَجْنُونَة (Majnūna) means Crazy. Aiming to reclaim the word ‘Crazy’ and practice self-care in the midst of a bout of depression in which I have lost myself, I turn to the Bougainvillea for guidance. This image is part of a larger body of work, “Courage in Crazy”. An intuitive and embodied take on a system of care that aims to delve into issues of mental health and assist the artist in embracing the ‘crazy’ and practicing self-love.

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