seaf - process

expressive + descriptive illustrations . 2014
desert intervention assignment . 2015

monuments assignment . 2015
spatial intervention assignment . 2015

framing project gif . 2015

color assignment . 2015

curtains (pattern assignment) . 2015

textile designs on the jaquard loom at risd (collaboration with azim al ghussein) . 2015

after the previous post about my final project during the sheikha salama bint hamdan al nahyan's emerging artists fellowship program (seaf), i wanted to share some of the quick projects and assignments i worked on during the course of the program, which definitely fed into my final project and my current artistic practice. the experimental approach towards the assignments in the program were important, which is why i would like to share a selection of some of these projects, showing a behind the scenes look of my process, which usually never gets exposed.
all the projects above show the variety of mediums explored during the program. also, you see a transition of the mediums used – starting with what i am most comfortable with (illustration) and eventually moving into textiles, which was the medium for my final project. i really enjoyed thinking outside the box, working in scales i was uncomfortable with in the past, and understanding key components in my work which i take for granted (like color!).
i don't think i'll be able to justify how important the program has been to me in 2 blog posts. but i do hope whoever reads this gets a glimpse into an experience that was inspirational on all levels, and something i'll never forget.