Making Art History Work For Me

These photographs were my contribution to Shenanagal, an all girls art collective appropriating art history to tell our stories. "Two Sisters" conveys my bond with my sister our expression of two halves of a mixed race whole by imitating Frida Kahlo’s “Two Fridas." "Stella" is my interpretation of Frank Stella's "Empress of India." In my traditional Pakistani clothing I've taken the flattened picture plane, metallic brown tones, and dynamic angles in Stella's original painting to show flattening of the personality in the context of a selfie.