Category: Reflective Journal

Reflectively written blogposts that allow me to ponder on my research and experiences to conceptualize ideas for future direction

Public art with Kaf Cafe

The final outcome I’ve envisioned in my project proposal is a public art installation. To lay the groundwork for creating this installation the next steps I need to take are collaborating with places in Jeddah to create public art to gain exposure and learn more about the process. One such collaboration was with Kaf cafe. I went there originally as part of my weekly AlfKalimah write-in but ended up chatting with the owners. They invited me to exhibit art there, which I will do soon. They also invited me to participate in a fun project they were doing with approximately …

Visual Journal Overview

Visual Journal Overview

My visual journal has a different purpose from most art journaling. I understand that most people like to capture fleeting ideas in their art journals, but that is only part of what I was trying to achieve. For me the visual journal was a great way to beat the fear of making art. If there is no aim, no right or wrong, then the process of creating art becomes freeing and therapeutic. I used simple mediums to create at will in my journal, especially when I felt a struggle in the midst of a project or experiment. It was a …

Some community projects of interest

The Global Angel Wings Project: I got interested in this project after I ran into a pair of these wings at O’Hare Airport. I think the idea is just phenomenal and so catchy. A great concept for interactive street art and something I could potentially appropriate into Karachi? God knows that place needs some angels! The Fearless Collective The fearless collective has actually interested me for a long time. Ever since I saw Shilo Shiv Suleman’s TED talk about magical realism and surrealism and how technology and art are intertwined, one does not obliterate the other. The fearless collective resonates …

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