Thursday, 28 February 2019

As has been said, Hassani sends her message out in her graffiti work in a very different and brave way of getting her message out to the world.  I used a stencil for the centre design and used oil paint sticks which represents the barrier that these women are put behind in their society.  The figure is hopefully giving out the message that they desire more from their life in music and dance.  I used intense blocks to paint the scarf and to give it more life.  Hopefully I have portrayed something of what her art represents.  I took my inspiration from most of what I found of her works.


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  1. Captured beautifully. Very clever stencil work. Not sure if you meant to invert the keyboard on the right but I am glad you did as it might have created a more definite line which I am not sure would have worked. Well done.

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    1. I did mean to invert the keyboard as it gave balance and also added a bit of a quirky touch!

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  2. The choice of colours says 'hope' to me where life is restricted for most women in Afghanistan. There is a lot of movement in your piece and I love the stencilled barrier - very Islamic. Your should be pleased. Hilary

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  3. Love the movement you've created. The combination of colour and stitch int he scarf is very effective.

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  4. A great interpretation Patricia. I love the movement that you've created with her skirt and scarf and the keyboard, and the buildings quilted in are a nice touch.

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  5. Well done! I especially like the keyboard and the swirling skirt. A great interpretation.

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  6. I love the way your figure dances across your quilt with her scarf flowing beside her . She may be confined but is nevertheless 'free' in her mind. Beautifully stencilled 'barrier'.

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  7. I get a great feeling of freedom and spirit in your quilt, which is what Hassani talks about a lot. For me you've really captured her mood. Her red headscarf is lovely, did you chose red on purpose? I read that Hassani uses red often as in Afghani society red is used for important things that need to be noticed. Claire

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  8. Very interesting piece Patricia. Using the red certainly shows hope for her, in her society. And bringing the piano subtly into the picture also adds to the hope image. The buildings behind her are just indicated - clever idea.

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  9. The stencilling is lovely and the swirling skirt and scarf give a sense of movement. I especially like the way you have quilted the scarf.

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