Prints I made during a print making workshop at Morley College.
Design in Research
A group project based on addressing the question, 'What is design?'
Design to us is less about form and function, and more about the stories that we place on objects throughout our lives. Each team member brought in a selection of objects meaningful to them, along with the story that each one bears.
A personal investigation into what makes a house a home. I designed and hand made two books recording every object in my home. The first book was an object inventory, giving generic information about each object. The second was a memory inventory, which told the story behind each object, in order to give it more value and meaning. I adapted my findings into a layered drawing, showing each category in a different layer, and somewhat conveying that as more objects accumulate within a space, other objects begin to vanish.
This project questions the respective values of domestic order and disorder with a view to facilitating a potential change in perception. It focuses on the casual placing of clothes in domestic spaces (notably the bedroom) as an example of disorder, a behaviour that might normally be discouraged or dismissed as untidiness, and seeks to present it in a more sympathetic and legitimate light.
The design of the handles were inspired by seating furniture found in the cafes in the souq in Bahrain. Men would often use the hand rest of the chair as a hook for them to rest their aga'al (traditional mens Bahraini headdress) on.
Logo design for BAHAAR, an artwork sales platform that focuses on emerging artists with the emphasis on nurturing and promoting the passion for contemporary art from the wider Middle East.
Experimenting with colour and texture - drawing faces on Photoshop
Experimenting with shade and texture - drawing faces on Illustrator
Fabi & Fati
I created possible storylines for a children's book during my internship with Rodrigo Solorzano.
UNESCO Project- Bahrain Pearl Route logo
Developed concepts for a logo to represent a UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination project for the pearl diving area in Muharraq, Bahrain.
The brief asked us to design a souvenir which offers a more accurate and critical reflection of your home nation. I chose to look at the demolition of the Pearl Roundabout monument in Bahrain, which was once considered a popular tourist landmark. My aim was to find a way to reinstate the monument as a tourist landmark, and avoiding any political connotation which are now attached to it.
A Story From Nothing: Research Project
How to tell a valuable story through non-valuable items. I was inspired by the unnoticed. Forgotten items found on your bedroom floor on in the corner of your bookshelf. These items bear more significance in a persons life than ones that are seen on an everyday basis, they contain memories, some pleasant, yet some best left forgotten. I analysed the way in which I clean my room and gathered all ‘forgotten’ items found.
From there I began to tell my story.
Cemetery of Unforgotten Memories
Still keeping with the same theme as the previous project, I applied my story to a site, creating various devices for object burial. I paid particular attention to land change as these devices are in use, and predicted futures changes to the site’s landscape
Journey of a letter
A stop motion animation mapping out the journey an item of mail takes from the minute it slips through the letter box
Puclra Pulmentum: Appreciating disorder in domestic spaces