Free Range Exhibition – July 2015

Free Range Graduate Show, 2015

Free Range is a graduate show taking place annually at the Truman Brewery in London. Our BA(Hons) Fine Art for Design, Year 3 took part as we do very year; with careful planning, extreme fundraising, and painstaking attention to detail we planned an exhibition and shop to take down to London from little old Dewsbury.

My work consisted of 3 stone sculptures; the forms carved are minimal, organic and strongly reference my cultural heritages.

About my artistic practice:

The work explores themes relating to my cultural heritage as a British, Indian, Muslim female. Through a highly personal sculptural language the work attempts to visually translate my own experiences: from architecture, landscape and nature to the communal engagements at meal times, prayer and the ritual of everyday life.

The physicality of carving is for me, an introspective and ritualistic activity that enables me to interpret these reference points and bring them together in a series of carvings that are in essence meditative and contemplative. The reductive process of removing and polishing material enables me to visually synthesise complex themes into simple forms.

Below is a view of the Free Range exhibition at (-one of-) the entrances:

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Maquettes made of Plaster of paris (above).

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Introspective Form, 2015. Ancaster Limestone

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Erm, yep, that’s me……….