Category: MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital Blog

The blog documenting my journey as I complete a Masters of Visual Arts from University of the Arts London, 2017-2019

Group tutorial write-up

This MA has been a journey towards understanding not only my Art, but my Self. I began with the vague idea of seeking novel forms of narrative art. Illustration, digital and otherwise, was only one aspect of it. Writing, realistic and fantasy fiction, was only one part of it. What were the narratives to be found in objects, people, places? The narratives rooted in my own history, culture, and sense of belonging? Through exploring Jeddah, Karachi, and a variety of public art and community projects organised by myself or others, I began to discover the narratives that were lived with …

The Resin Trials

The Resin Trials

Sometimes in the process of making, learning happens in leaps and bounds. That’s kind of what I’m experiencing right now since I’m making SO MANY of the resin squares. Let’s start at the very beginning, which is filled with learning experiences (read: disasters). Act 1 I took my beautiful wooden study table (the only place I had to work in the house) and laid out layers of plastic sheeting. I created my silicone tubing boundaries on the plastic and began pouring resin. Enter Mistake 1: Though the windows were open working indoors meant the pungent smell got overpowering since I …

Reflections on Symposium 2

Reflections on Symposium 2

Symposium 2. How unlike the MPR it was! The MPR I remember as a stressful day. I was unsure of my own direction as I made the video and I took every word of critique to heart. The Symposium 2 video, on the other hand, was made with confidence, with surety of direction and I revelled in the words of my colleagues be they critical or complimentary. Not to mention, every single Symposium video was inspiring and brilliant. It perfectly showcased how far all of us, as a class, had come. At the end of this day, I felt pumped …

I got the job I got the job!

I got the job I got the job!

No really, the day I received the call this is what I was shouting as I jumped up and down. It was definitely a great feeling to be told that I was the top candidate selected by all the interviewers. But somewhere underneath all the initial excitements were some mixed feelings. A pinch of feeling daunted by the idea of a full time job, a dash of its-been-six-years-since-I’ve-done-something-like-this, and a hearty dose of why-am-I-doing-this? Because the truth is full time jobs restrict time for creativity. They drag you down into the swirling depths of bureaucracy. I would be jumping from …

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