Embodied Fragmentation II

Inspired by collage, my Pakistani upbringing, and childhood memories of home, this series of paintings on plexiglass depicts contorted, vulnerable, and disengaged bodies floating in space. These bodies and the shadows they cast allude to fragmented identities, and to the multiplicity of an identity resulting from gender-biased cultural expectations. This series challenges these expectations, seeking to celebrate and empower women who struggle to reclaim identity.

Clouds and Waves, 2021, acrylic and oil on plexiglass, 60 x 36 inches

Fragmented Alignment (detail), 2022, acrylic and oil on plexiglass and acetate, 50 x 36 inches

Fragmented Alignment (detail), 2022, acrylic and oil on plexiglass and acetate, 50 x 36 inches

Fragmented Alignment, 2022, acrylic and oil on plexiglass and acetate,                54 x 57 inches

Disembodied Dance, 2022, oil on plexiglass,      38 x 40 inches

Disembodied Dance (detail), 2022, oil on plexiglass, 38 x 40 inches

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