Kindest cut of all
USING creativity to spread peace and love, Parmelia artist Tusif Ahmad painstakingly cuts intricate designs out of paper to capture that sentiment.
He will be holding an exhibition of his works at The Labyrinth Path Art Gallery in Medina.
Mr Ahmad said he chose the medium of paper cutting and that support from his wife, Mohbeen Tusif, had greatly helped him achieve his artistic vision.
“I came to Australia 10 years ago and I noticed that it was not popular in WA, let alone Australia,” he said.
“I thought why not introduce a new medium: depicting Islamic art with paper cutting. It will be a new thing for people here.
“The technique I use is unique in the world and my art pieces reflect the Quran.”
Mr Ahmad uses knives and needs to think a few steps ahead to ensure the highest quality of excellence and design.
“Even with planning, the work that is unveiled after cutting away the background or cutting out the design is a delightful and awe-inspiring surprise,” he said.
“The patience required for this kind of artwork is phenomenal and is something not everyone has.
“The simplicity, flexibility and the strength of paper allow me to transform the material into beautiful two-dimensional art forms with a range of expression and that is when the craft of building and forming merges with the expression of ideas and beliefs.”
Visit http://www. tusifahmad.com/.
Tusif Ahmad with one of his works.