Architectural Forms

Architecture is a form of art and science, creating physical structures of lines and divisions. To express these divisions in her work she has drawn on observations of architectural structures that surround man living in an urban environment.

Aisha, whose work reflects her deep spiritual and philosophical nature, has become very concerned about the “divisions” man creates for himself on this planet, She has realised that these are divisions of culture, creed, countries, borders, race and power.

Aisha’s inspiration is drawn from her observations of the human race and how their placement on Planet Earth has caused divisions within nature and the environment.

From the beginning of time man has created divisions for himself and for the rest of mankind right across the planet. As a result, there is no unity in this beautiful world that God has created.’’

These observations, thoughts and inspirations were transpired in June 2009 as she began to create a new body of work for a forthcoming exhibition.The architectural forms were therefore the very source of inspiration, which is evident in some of her work.

It is ironic that almost a year later Prince Charles gave a speech at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies about the current ‘division’ between man and nature. Daily Mail 10.06.10