aisha

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Fiber Arttist
Location Atlanta, GA, United States
Introduction Most of all I want my work to reflect my great African heritage as well as the ups and downs of our American experience. I never planned to be an artist. I simply loved participating in any procedure where I used my hands. I found my interest leaning towards fabrics and the way textiles spoke to me in a musical voice. The colors, designs and textures moved in and out with a special rhythm. I strive to capture that musical movement with every piece I create. I reflect it in my quilts and outwardly in my own voice through my quilt stories. I love to create from traditional quilt patterns as well as contemporary designs. I want that mixture to touch a healing spot somewhere deep inside the viewer. I try all kinds of techniques and work hard to go outside my own box. I like to use colors that dance like the gold-orange setting sun over the Serengeti, the green grasses swaying on the Nubian Savannahs or the bright pink hibiscus blossoms kissing the Caribbean breeze. I hear that same music as the colors and design s all come together. I want the viewer to first feel and then hear the strength of that rhythm. Surely, I want my quilts to tell a story and maybe even SING!
Interests Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will continue to follow my progress into the world of quilting.