Bibliocircuitry Project What is sacred/Women, Culture, and politics.
For this project, I was focused on the Maker Anila Quayyum Agha. She is a Pakistani-American who makes art about a number of important subjects like; religion, gender and social roles, the feeling of alienation, culture, etc. She does this in multiple formats with sculpture work and 2D works. Her sculpture works are often made to be light/shadow boxes that show sacred geometry patterns on the walls and ceilings of the areas in which they are displayed. I chose to display/embroider a specific sacred geometry symbol known as the Merkaba - it is used in multiple ways for meditative and religious purposes. It has many meanings that I felt were specifically in line with some of Agha's concepts; balance (especially between male and female aspects), belonging, protection, and making connections on multiple levels.
Processes used in this project include:
- Embroidery/fiber art
- Making a miniature book.