Samina Islam Foundation Degree (FdA) Art & Design
Samina’s series of paintings explores the subject of the identity of a coloured woman of faith in a foreign society. She uses textile painting to convey her message. The use of thread and textile patchwork is significant as members of society are interwoven to form the social fabric; the patchwork of different segments makes society as a whole more colourful and vibrant.
Migration, Euphoria and Solidarity relate the journey of immigrants from different parts of the world as they make a new home in the West. Here they enjoy the freedom offered to them and, as they become an integral part of society, feel the pain equally when the social fabric is disturbed. The expression of real experiences and feelings in surrealistic form is notable. The use of embroidered text in the painting Solidarity – Love, Compassion, Humanity – illustrates the values Samina’s work explores.
Acrylic painting, textile and embroidery, each approx. 470 mm (H) x 370 (W)