TAYAMMUM
50x 50 cm (2020)
Acrylic, Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas





CHARGED


Focused on what is held and exchanged energetically, between human body and organic matter. The specific movements of that are linked to prayer. Prayer play a huge role in my embodied experience and subsequently my research. This body of work looks at healing through the positive force of prayer (positive words and vibrations) in Islam. How through Wudu, the use of water and stone in ritual practices all co-exist. Tayamum refers to dry purification ritual (Wudu) alternative, which consists of using a stone, sand or soil when water is not available.




WAVE FIVE
80x60 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas







WAVE ONE AND TWO
80x60 cm (2020)
Acrylic, Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas




UNTITLED PAPER SERIES
20x 35 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on washi paper







WAVE ONE AND TWO
80x60 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas


SUBMISSION SERIES


Is an ongoing body of work that explores the movement and composition of kelp and seaweed left on the shore once moved by the waves. Observations taken in Varna, Bulgaria and Arranmore Ireland at sunrise and sunset, linking to the islamic prayer times. This is used as a metaphor to reflection and expresses the islamic philosophies around submission, God’s order and our connection and alignment to the natural world and everything in it. With the belief that all living organisms are in remembrance and submission to the Creator. The work was born during the first lockdown where a longing for healing and acceptance of circumstance was vital.




WAVE EIGHT
50x 50 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas





UNTITLED PAPER SERIES
20x 35 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on washi paper






CUPPED WATER IN HANDS
50x 50 cm (2021)
Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas




INCENSE ON A ROCK, BAMBOO AND FAMILY MART WATER
FROM THE NAGANO PREFECTURE
50x 50 cm (2020)
Gouach handmade from stones on cotton canvas







EAST - EAST Vol.4
THE CURIO SHOP


My participation at The Curio Shop includes a triptych set that reflects scenic ‘snapshots’ of my time in Hokkaido. Building a ritual around prayer was an important part of the time I spent in Japan, and creating a peaceful environment around it. With my usual habit of burning a scent before prayer, I found myself carrying a box of incense and bottle of water bought at Family mart, that would allow me to perform wudu (ablution). The works echo a deeper aspect of my artistic practice that looks at the vibrational properties of water, scent and nature to our overall healing and well being. I explore these ideas through a spiritual lense and the importance of natural elements as part of my practice.  









Fertility revisted
22 x 15 cm (2021)

Gouach handmade from stones on washi paper






FERTILITY REVISITED
Reminisant of my 2014 fertility series, I revist compositions inspired by found rock compositions laying by each other. The works are entirely created using hand made rock pigment paint.







Al-QAMAR
150 x 100 cm (2019)
Acrylic on cotton canvas, 2019




DUNYA
60 x 80 cm (2019)
Acrylic on cotton canvas, 2019

REMINDERS


Reminders is a series of paintings and video work born out of a month long residency in Hokkkaido, Japan. Each paintings uses symbols, iconography and ikebana inspired compositions to explore a personal navigation of new age forms of remembrance through the digital age, and the role of social media and technology. Dhirk in Islamic tradition refers to the remembrance of God, this can come in many forms, from ritual repetition and meditation, to contemplating nature and beauty as *reminders. Within the context of Sapporo’s nature that forms a basis for the symbolism used within the work.