I absolutely love, love, LOVE this shadow art installation piece by Anila Quayyum Agha
entitled “Intersections“…on so many levels. Four items make up this piece: 6.5′ wood cube laser cut with geometric patterns, black paint, large room with white walls and a light bulb.
Mere words from me do it little justice…the art itself speaks volumes. It just boggles the mind as to how one single light bulb behind some cut wood can project such powerful images.
From her artist statement she states:
Through the use of a variety of media, from large sculptural installations to embroidered drawings I explore the deeply entwined political relationships between gender, culture, religion, labor and social codes. …The conceptual ambiguity of the resulting patterns, create an interactive experience in which the onlooker’s subjective experiences of alienation and belonging become part of the piece and its identity.
It must have been quite stunning to experience this installation in person.