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Afeefa B Alam - "Hanging Waters"
W: 460mm x H: 370mm
Approx. Weight: 0.5kg
This work is unframed
About "Hanging Waters"
There are no distinguishing features in this piece, either in the sky, or on the land. This place could be anywhere and anytime in the whole wide world! To me this painting is a frozen moment in time. A place of premonitions and portents. A place of waiting. Here the future hangs over your head like this huge cloud. Topped by fair weather Cirrus and underlain by a build up of Cumulus. It could bring a gentle rain or it could herald a violent destructive thunderstorm. There are portents of good in the sun streaks but there are also areas of shadow. None of us know what the future holds and most of the time that's ok. But now and then when something important to us hangs in the balance we end up here ; standing under this enormous cloud. Under hope and worry in equal measure wishing we could see the future and yet also afraid to catch a glimpse.
About Afeefa B
Firstly my work celebrates the beauty that is constantly around us. It is homage to THE Creator; an appreciation for all that He has created. I encourage the viewer to "stop and stare" instead of rushing past in life's rat race. Secondly my work is an outlet for my own emotions; a psychological cleansing catharsis and mirror. The subject of any given work is multi- layerd. The moods and undercurrents represent my own internal preoccupations,anxieties and hopes; much of which I am unaware of until I've completed a piece and can see it reflected on the canvas. A common thread that runs through my work is my fascination with light. I love to explore the way it changes everything it touches and how the mood and atmosphere of a piece is totally reliant on the light.I am attracted to the natural world for subject matter, sky, sea, space, botanical flora and fungi amongst others. As a personal principal I refuse to accept that anything is impossible nor do I accept the limitations of human senses as being a definitive criteria for what exists and what doesn't! I like exploring the possibilities of "what ifs" and alternate realities and timelines, painted realisticaly as if they do exist.
Exhibitions at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 Gallery in Pretoria
Largely self taught
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