Artist Statement of Shahaan Ahmed Shah

"But when does something's destiny finally come to fruition? Is the plant complete when it flowers? When it goes to seed? When the seeds sprout? When everything turns into compost?" — Leonard Koren

My work is an experiential study of varied shades of brown. These are found in nature & undergo the process of aging over long periods of time. Eventually these natural elements translate into a melancholy state of decay. Appreciation of the aging textures and patterns of nature which remind us of transience. My colour palette has been inspired by the barren and rustic landscape of Balochistan, Pakistan. I have depicted nature through textile arts; incorporating organic materials such as natural colours, cotton, silk/ jute coffee along with animal hair and skin.