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 …

Evolution of the project proposal

Evolution of the project proposal

At the beginning of the year, this is what I started with: MA project proposal This was a very raw understanding of what I wanted to do. I could identify inspiration I could identify various strands of my practice I could not see how the pieces fit together I had an idea of the outcome, just now how I could get there The process of arriving at the final project proposal was very organic. So although the final proposal seems like a huge jump from the initial one, blogposts in the middle exemplify the process. In short, digimodernism and an …

Keeping up with Instagram

Keeping up with Instagram

It’s difficult to quantify how one researches social media. I’ll give an account of my own Instagram and Facebook escapades in upcoming blogposts but for now, I’m just listing some bloggers I’ve been following for inspiration and also as a from of observational research. https://www.instagram.com/handletteringbysiets/ https://www.instagram.com/humnaraza/ https://www.instagram.com/evazubeck/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lettering/ #realmakersclub #creativemuslimwomen and @creativemuslimwomen @artists.tag @saudiarabia #saudiarabia @abstract.mag @artsy @saatchi_gallery @artforum @artnewsmag @artnet #art @art @canvasmag @hafezgallery @edgeofarabia @saudiartguide @Amirarahimart @elseed @theotherstoryproject @hummingtree @rebelliousbrownie @hirableeh @fatimah.creates @bookgirlingmoments  

Iridescent Alloy — 2nd try

So this was my second attempt at creating an Iridescent Alloy. I used cellophane to create some initial textures on canvas with gesso, augmented with some heavy modeling paste. The wave was sculpted by hand and the canvas and clay were pour-painted with fluid acrylics separately. I joined the two pieces and then added shards of broken glass to the wave. A lot of detailing with ink had to be done in the end to perfect the piece. I was really happy with this piece. It also lent a lot of structure to the process of creating one of these …

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