Gallery 2 : Fragile by Avan Anwar
To create a relationship and a balance between the past and present, memory and reality.
I have learnt how flowers can create positive images and represent hope and rebirth in the bright and dark sides of my memory at the time of war and destruction. The colours of flowers represent for me optimism in life and the attempts to overcome difficulties. In my works I have a wish to express this optimism and show that life will continue.
As nature reproduces again and again in the cycle of seasons. All materials are symbolic in meaning and the process of representing the flux of time and memory.
The aim of this art project is to reflect on the destructive outcome of war on society and me personally. I will try to show how war is causing damage and freeze many things in plaster to show that life is curtailed by war and is without progress. Plaster is used in the place of soil, because it is artificial and not natural. Showing how the content is changing after been affected by the socio-political context, how the content will change from one context to another, while the form may remain the same. I intend to show how script is important for the human and cultural identity. I have used plaster because it is also related to my childhood memory. Plaster was used in my physical environment and for my representing my previous culture. It also represents a gradual decaying of materials.