Born in a very cultured and religious home, Lamia grew up with much confidence and pride of her middle eastern heritage and religious beliefs. Lamia is enthusiastic, confident, and passionate for adventure and learning. It was through the support and the encouragement of her family, especially her father may he rest in peace, that Lamia decided to embrace her love for the Arts which eventually helped her find her muse in design. Having seen first had the amount of issues and struggles there are in this world, Lamias goal is to make a difference with her work one design at a time. Lamia considers herself a part of the contemporary art movement because of her passion to make a difference.
Lamia is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and will be graduating Spring 2020 with a BFA in Design & Visual Communications, a Minor in Architectural Design with her focus being Digital Fabrication. Proficient in design, illustration, problem-solving, research, analytical skills and more, Lamia embraces each day with positive energy and strength of character.
Family is what inspired this Manifesto and love is what motivated it. This manifesto is intended to be a memorial for my Father who passed away in November. It portrays the loves story my parents had which continues to my birth, to becoming a big sister and more. As an individual, I am private and value keeping the important aspects of my life closer to my heart. With this manifesto, I step out of my comfort zone and allow individuals to literally walk into this concealed space which symbolizes, what I call, my life. My manifesto describes the actions of love which is expressed by different members of significant individuals around me. The use of mirror symbolizes my constant self-reflection status which represents my Islamic beliefs, and was pushed to extreme limits when my father passed. It also encourages the viewer to reflect on what love truly means to them.