Minor in Art History
Raised in a Muslim family adhering to traditional religious values, my current practice investigates succinct personal connections as the vessels themselves “stand in” as reiterations of this intimate history. Religious, familial experiences expressed in the work use interpretive forms of traditional Islamic vessels, dressed here with symbolic or coded references. Although the whole series was directly motivated by Islamic art, culture and identity, these specific vessels avoid highly legible, descriptive narratives and obviously stylized figuration.
Images courtesy of Anna Leonowens Gallery, photographer Jordan Blackburn