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Introducing myself and my journal: Art for Peace, Prosperity and Justice

About Me:
(Artist's Statement)

"My art is continuation of centuries old tale of emotions (Un conte d'emotions). The figurative I paint, symbolize an equilibrium of propriety and terror. Propriety mingled with a plethora of human complexities emits love in a capricious world and the terror shakes the sleeper in us. It is a reaction to the veiled and unveiled events, out of the fabric of my heart, cascading on the canvas form silhouette; I endeavor to reach across the span of centuries, through oscillating facets of indifference and attrition endured by women, forcing me to delve within this bone of contention.

The milieu in which I reside and work, ignites a natural stimulus to addressing national and international socio-political events, making me a slave of my emotions, diving into a world beyond this world, and a surveyor of the fantasia of the mind -- encompassing all that seems to exist - soul, cracked logic, evidence of loss, transitory happiness, moments of pleasure, death and life, love and chaos, ideology and parochial confinements -- all this constructs the vertebrae of our existence and our consciousness. I paint what cannot be spoken unveiling social-political anarchy, emotional and intellectual dilemmas that effectuate women in rural and urban communities. The insignia of emotions in my paintings undergo fragmentary and rhythmic grandeur; vicissitude of humanistic, realistic and social revolution, celebrating and lamenting, the complexity of human tapestry.

I paint to incite dialogue, to transcend at many levels as an individual and as part of the society. I attempt to raise fundamental questions about the role of women in our society – about the effects of women's indivisibility in Pakistani society? What can the female creative mind offer, and foremost, does creativity have a gender? The consequences of inequality and injustice should be visible to the human eye, we all need to awake a collective consciousness to effect changes and not just vituperate when a system fails, be proactive in creating awareness and encouraging a lifelong pursuit of education exercising the courage to protest perpetrators who abuse and infect, to question and seek resolution when we witness debilitating conditions of the silenced and marginalized ultra-poor. Through my paintings, I am a spectator questioning the 'veiled' atrocities; I am a participant as well creating a medium for a collective dialogue and resuscitation. It is unacceptable when families encourage concealment of sexual and violent abuse in their domestic spheres, or, the rampant HIV infected young women who are unwilling to disclose their conditions for better medical care as they live in fear, should they be confronted by domestic members.

I paint as a catharsis -- to rejuvenate my spirit and enable myself to challenge the paradigm, a pandemonium between war and peace. My paintings are both my protest and my hope that we can unite as a global society to fight these attacks on human dignity".

Faiza Khan

My Passions:
Art

My Challenges:
To speak the words that have been silenced through torment for centuries

My Areas of Expertise:
Painting--Oil on Canvas and Mural

Comments

Nicole Pampanin's picture

Hello and Welcome!

Hi Faiza,

Welcome to the PulseWire community. We are happy to have you here with us. Be sure to check out the Groups section to join groups and find others that share your interests and passions, the Voices Rising section to read other women’s stories, and all the other resources that are here for you. I look forward to hearing from you here on PulseWire. Once again, welcome to our community!

Nicole

Sharese's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to WorldPulse! Your vibe as an artist is one that brings great joy for many in the world. I am so happy that you are also using your voice as a catalyst!

I look forward to reading more about your journey and seeing some of your art (please post some pics in your journal!). This is a great place to inspire, be inspired and to share all of your light! If you need any assistance navigating the site or connecting with people/groups let me know!

Again, I look forward to reading more.

Much Peace,

Sharese

SSD's picture

Hello Faiza

Faiza, this is a great platform -- the world can surely benefit from your tremendous art and social welfare activism. You shall bring much inspiration to WorldPulse!

Do post some of your art work!

Cheers,
SSD

Cheers,
Shaheen

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