The whys of the Iridescent Alloy process? (and a bit of what too)

The whys of the Iridescent Alloy process? (and a bit of what too)

Art is so fluid in meaning. What you want to say can divulge itself in so many forms. I am and always have been a lover of words. A fan of literature and a bibliophile. When I dig deep, this is the truth I discover about myself. I am first and foremost a lover and teller of stories. So, when this MA began, I was still finding my footing as an artist and as a person, but if you asked me what I wanted to say, I would have said I want to build a narrative. Illustration was something I …

Writing, Alf Kalimah and WonderQuest

Writing, Alf Kalimah and WonderQuest

Transformation is constant and pervasive. Everything I have seen, every experience I have been immersed in over the last two years has led me to conclude that the world around us is transforming just as much as we are. Pakistan, despite the best efforts of its people, is going downhill (thanks to things beyond the control of individuals). Jeddah with all its drawbacks and inanities of its ruling class, is undergoing a mini cultural revolution. At the end of 2017, I was like a person trying to take a step forward against the wind. And this MA helped me find …

Coming full circle

Coming full circle

I believe in the philosophy behind ‘strife is justice’. That each of us are continuously regenerated from moment to moment, that each moment is unique in this aspect. Things are built and torn down and built again, at an atomic level all the way to a cosmic level. And overcoming uncertainty, consistently moving forward, and rejoicing in this change is where we find stability. So here’s the interesting thing, when I started this MA I was in search of narrative art. I would look up definitions of narrative art and realize that my art did not really fit the traditional …

F Up Nights

Yes, its a quite literal and brutal name. But it was such a joy speaking at the F Up Night that was held at HummingTree (a co-working space for creatives in Jeddah). I felt honored to be invited. I felt excited to be sharing something so vulnerable as messing up. Because, especially once you’re engrossed in the social media world, you note that people talk alot about vulnerability but what they post and pose for is still perfection.   We have a self created stigma around failure. Failure is such an inescapable part of our lives and also such a …

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