Garden-scape, oil paint on carved screen, 10.5' x 14' x 3"
March 10 – August 30, 2015
Ticketing Lobby (North side)
Sarah Ahmad is a multimedia artist and teacher. She is a graduate of the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, and Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she earned a Master of Arts in Education. Ahmad is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art. Her diverse body of work in installation, sculpture, digital media, painting and printmaking has been widely shown both regionally and nationally.
Ahmad said, “In the installation Garden-scape, an image of a brain tumor based on the work of Dr. Timothy Phoenix coalesces with carved screen pieces. In working with Dr. Phoenix, I was dazzled by the interior landscapes of the human body, animals and other living organisms that are now permeable and made visible by modern imaging technologies. As I navigated these landscapes, the distinction between this interior terrain and the exterior landscape of the natural world began to dissolve. Pictures of blood vessels and brain tumors made visible by dyes morphed into imagined landscapes of natural forms.”
Garden-scape is a message of hope and recovery, of happiness and love, of good fortune and overcoming calamity or illness. These are common essential experiences, trials and aspirations shared by us all.
Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.