Embrace
Embrace

50cm x 35.4cm

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Page 1

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Wire binding as a continuation of the etched marks

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Embrace
Embrace

50cm x 35.4cm

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Faulty proofs of RushHour 2016 were reworked using a scalpel, removing as much negative space as possible. As the layers piled, fragments began to merge, bleed and intersect.

Illusion 1
Illusion 1

Photopolymer Somerset 300gsm 28.5cm x 37.5cm

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Illusion 2
Illusion 2

Woven photopolymer Somerset 300gsm 28.5cm x 38cm

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Fly
Fly

Recreation of the detail in Illusion, hand engraved on copper Somerset 300gsm 28.5cm x 37.5cm

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Illusion 1
Illusion 1

Photopolymer Somerset 300gsm 28.5cm x 37.5cm

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Appearance & Disappearance

 

Manipulation, construction and alteration materialize a diverse visual language. The additional reconstruction then weaves strands of duplicates and a loss of traces, yet translating and evolving recurring back to the marks physically produced by Akhtar’s hand.

Ravel
Ravel

4cm x 3cm

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Infinite 01
Infinite 01

Khadi 210gsm 38.4cm x 57.5cm

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Dove
Dove

3cm x 2.5cm

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Ravel
Ravel

4cm x 3cm

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Interconnected 3
Interconnected 3

Lino multi blocks Khadi 320gsm 34cm x 51cm

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Interconnected 4
Interconnected 4

Lino multi blocks Khadi 320gsm 34cm x 51cm

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Frizzle
Frizzle

6cm x 6cm

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Interconnected 3
Interconnected 3

Lino multi blocks Khadi 320gsm 34cm x 51cm

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Fragments

​The engravings fragmented approach led to relief printing. Also inspired by Highbury Hall’s interior: nature, pattern and organic forms were rethought.

Untangled Thoughts
Untangled Thoughts

59cm x 21cm

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Side view of Untangled Thoughts

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Fragments echoing the etched and engraved meshes

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Untangled Thoughts
Untangled Thoughts

59cm x 21cm

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Stimulated by the Japanese Fold, layered drawings of maps on tissue paper and newsprint were compiled and hand stitched as an experimental publication.

Tangled Thoughts
Tangled Thoughts

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خدا حافظ
خدا حافظ

Hand cut scripted Urdu fragment 5cm x 4cm

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Sculpture (detail)

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Tangled Thoughts
Tangled Thoughts

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A selection of engraved embossed paper sculptures, scripted newsprint and green sugar paper cut outs explored identity, home and belonging aided through a deconstructed narrative spoken by her mother during a tough time.