Here’s a bit more about Fatima Banawi herself:
I find her and her work very inspirational. The focus of my own past community projects in Karachi has been to provide a platform for the stories and voices of women and children. And now, with my MA project I hope to reach a greater understanding of contemporary forms of narrative art, not to mention the interchangeability of mediums such as writing, painting, sculpting, performing etc.
The Other Story Project also has another arm called “The Other Story–Illustrated”. This is a collaboration with artists in the region to select and illustrate a single anonymous story to be exhibited at a joint exhibition. This January, they reached out to me to illustrate a story on alienation and loneliness for the month of February to be included in the final exhibition in April.
I want to continue my exploration of mosaic and fluid acrylic art even as I create a piece for this exhibition. Since it is an experimental style, I really hope it turns out as I expect!
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to being a part of this and meeting and learning from such creative minds!