This piece is about my relationship with my father, and my appreciation towards him for bringing our family to the United States. His sacrifice has given me the opportunity for a better future.
Laila Dola is a student at Hunter College, majoring in Emerging Media. She has experience with writing, design and technology and aspires to advance her knowledge.
The everyday objects, the changing of seasons, the conversion of color in leafs, the reflection of clouds in our tea cups, and the ever-changing sky —all potray to us an essence of the world around us. They teach us to see, to feel, and to think. Through my work, I hope to illustrate the essence of the random things around us that we often miss out on while fulfilling everyday responsibilities. I want to inspire others to see and to find meaning in all that surrounds them.
My mom and dad are my best support system. They have made a lot of sacrifices so that my sisters and I can have a better future. I love them so much, and I am forever grateful to them. To give them a tribute, I made this piece.