Thursday, 28 February 2019

Shamsia Hassani - an interpretataion

Thanks you for introducing us to Hassani's work - it took me down several different routes before finally deciding what I wanted to do.
I've been able to follow through with my original idea and focus on Shamsia Hassani's use of self portraiture. Unlike Hassani there is no political message behind my work, rather an expression of concern about the impact of people's backgrounds on their ability to fulfil their potential.


9 comments:

  1. Love the use of the greys. Greys can have that impact, that concern, which I feel your piece gives, enhanced with the writing or suggestion of writing with clever use of fabrics. Great.

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  2. Four chances in life. I wonder which path this young lady chose or had chosen for her? Hope she did well... Hilary

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  3. Very important to look at this one full screen to appreciate the quilting, the faces and the background fabric. Simple and effective!

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  4. A thought provoking piece and thanks Helena for the advice regarding the full screen showing the quilting lines . Silhouettes, especially with the written overlay conveys the message very well

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  5. I love that you have not gone for a more literal interpretation. A really strong motif, clever colour selection and the curious text that draws me closer make this a really interesting piece. Claire

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  6. Very interesting piece Linda. I would never have thought of expressing Hassani's work in this way. Love the writing behind, on the fabrics - must try that myself one day! Very clean - looking piece of work.

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  7. Well done on thinking outside the lines - something I find difficult to do but am learning from all of you. A very effective piece of work.

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  8. I like your message Linda and how you've executed it. Grey is perfect. As we are finding out here in Canada - nothing is ever black and white-especially to a politician!

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  9. I like the written backgrounds too, and the way you have used the contrasting greys.

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