Iqra Ayyaz, Solitude, Terracotta and mixed media on lasani wood, 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 5 cm, May 25, 2020
Words by Iqra Ayyaz
May 25, 2020​​​​​​​
In my recent work, I used clay as a metaphor for human beings. Nowadays, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of us. At some point it is difficult and depressive. On the other hand, it’s a message for us to live in a post COVID world and live simply. Physical distancing and self-isolation are very useful to decrease the spread of this global pandemic. Touch is the very first sense from other senses, which humans ripen in the mother’s womb. People are used to hugging and greeting each other but during the epidemic we are losing that essential human contact. Social distancing is unnatural for us, but realizing its importance for oneself and the world in general, only then we will be able to overcome the times of sorrow and depression.
About The Artist
Iqra Ayyaz is a resident of Lahore, Pakistan. She earned Gold medal in MFA in Painting from
University of the Punjab (PUCAD). She has displayed her work in numerous shows on national
and international level. She is Incharge/ lecturer in University of Okara.