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'Tinfoil Gandhara Mother Earth with a halo'
'Tinfoil Gandhara Mother Earth with a halo'
Recycled Tin foil, polythene bags, wheel hub, tin cans and steel wires
Approximately 193cm x 172cm

Gandhara art, a style of Buddhist visual art that developed in what is now northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE.
In this world of stereotypes it has become so difficult for many to understand that this work is inspired by my childhood memories of Peshawar museum. Peshawar museum has the best collection of Gandhara art . Peshawar was once the capital of Buddhism and this is the city where I started painting lessons as a child. Peshawar The never ending wars have not only killed our loved ones it has robbed us of our heritage, our songs, dances and arts. Each one of us in Pakistan has become a stereotype and it indeed is suffocating in this box so I refuse to be shoved in it.  I reclaim my millenium rich heritage through my art, because of my passion for the environment I love recycling my trash to create my installation.