Collage

FLAGGY SHORE  series was inspired by my visit to The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland and by Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Flaggy Shore’, reflecting on the coastal landscape shaped by nature and human occupation. I’ve made couple of small studies 30 x 21cm and a few large ones 60 x 84cm with an assemblage of mixed media and collage using washi paper stained with botanical inks, chalk, graphite, lino and mono prints on painted paper to depict the colours of the region.

PATHWAYS series is based on reflection of the current war in Europe and mostly on the migration of people worldwide trying to find pathways as means of escape from their current situation. Certain bold shapes and lines began to emerge subconsciously as I began working on them. I used stitching in some areas to contrast and ‘to draw’ the slightly broken fragile line formed by the repetitive, uniform machine stitches in order to represent the projectile of bullets from machine guns that impacts on lives and the loss or displacement of women and their craft as they escape from war zones.

These works are available via:

https://www.roberteaglefineart.co.uk/artists/shah-bina

https://www.riseart.com/artist/126882/bina-shah/art