Issa’s lines may loop the same, simple stories, but thru these figures, the artist hope to string connection from one to another. Moving through various plots as personal as love, or as universal as the forest, Issa stitches narratives to link up strangers for the greater good – art as a way to bridge a kin greater than our selves.
We tend to miss the answers right under our noses, thinking that the simplest solutions hold little to no power in this world. When done with love, words soothe, words heal. Issa’s illustration invites us into a space of understanding, encouraging society to break the icy stigma that holds us paralyzed in the wake of vulnerability. So let’s talk. It’s okay to be human; we need not feel ashamed to need, and feel.