Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections
Created by mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha, this elaborately carved cube with an embedded light source projects a dazzling pattern of shadows onto the surrounding gallery walls. Titled Intersections, the installation is made from large panels of laser-cut wood meant to emulate the geometrical patters found in Islamic sacred spaces. Agha shares:
The Intersections project takes the seminal experience of exclusion as a woman from a space of community and creativity such as a Mosque and translates the complex expressions of both wonder and exclusion that have been my experience while growing up in Pakistan. The wooden frieze emulates a pattern from the Alhambra, which was poised at the intersection of history, culture and art and was a place where Islamic and Western discourses, met and co-existed in harmony and served as a testament to the symbiosis of difference. I have given substance to this mutualism with the installation project exploring the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic. This installation project relies on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, the interpretation of the cast shadows and the viewer’s presence with in a public space.
Thin sections of minerals
From top to bottom: olivine, biotite, muscovite, clinopyroxene, and plagioclase feldspar.
Give away time! Sorry for it taking ages to actually happen.
There will be FIVE(5) winners. Everyone will get to pick a set until there are no more left to be chosen.
Set one(1) includes: Purple Crackle Quartz, Rose Quartz Chunk, Orange Calcite Chunk, Green Calcite Chunk, Shark tooth, Tumbled green banded Fluorite, Green Jasper chunk and a not shown surprise pendant.
Set two(2) includes: Dark Pink Crackle Quartz Point, Small Amethyst point, Tumbled Fluorite, Quartz Point, Utah Topaz, and a small Pyrite Cluster and a not shown surprise pendant.
Set three(3) includes: Pink Crackle Quartz, Shark tooth pendant, small Ameythst geode cluster, Quartz Point, rough Labradorite, and a tumbled agate.
Set four(4) includes: Yellow Crackle Quartz, Septarian stone chunk, Shark tooth, small Amethyst goede piece, Wire wrapped crystal chip bottle pendant, and tumbled Fluorite.
Set five(5) includes: Blue Crackle Quartz, Tumbled Hematite(The jelly bean shaped rock), Septarian chunk, Wire wrapped Agate pendant, Green Jasper chunk and a amethyst geode chunk.
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