"The change and instability of my past has taught me how to pursue this world with vigor. I analyze my surroundings and compare, wonder and conceptualize everything. My mind molds reality to abstraction.The experiences of my youth have lead me to be Interested in learning about the world, its people, their histories and cultures."
Layla is a visual artists. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1992. Born into a family who belongs to a Hasidic sect known as Satmar, Layla was raised in accordance to their traditions, customs and rituals that date back to the eighteenth century. She spent her first half of her life in the community, isolated with its private schools, shops, and even dress codes—unaware that a modern world existed outside the confines of her neighborhood.
When Layla was ten years old, she moved to live with her mother in the “modern” society and was suddenly thrust in a strange environment unaccustomed to the people or new lifestyle where strict rules in what to eat, wear, or what language to speak were no longer. However, Layla’s curiosity about life, even the simplest day to day things others may think of as mundane were something of great joy, excitement and deep thoughtfulness. She is currently living and studying in New York City.