Play as art or art as play?

artWe love Capetonian artist and ex fashion designer Faatimah Mohammed Luke’s latest work- creating large Tessallat inspired pieces from plastic building blocks.

Who would have thought after a play session with her three year old daughter would lead to an artistic exploration of play? She started with designing planters for her house, then moved on to fun, quirky interior wall art and now produces colourful and intricate Tessellat-inspired pieces.

Faatimah explains her Tessallat pieces are a visual expression of her heritage. Being South African she comes from a place of multiple nationalities,cultures and laguages all intertwined and working together as one. The Tessallat looks beautiful as one piece but on closer inspection it’s multifaceted, melded together in intricate patterns and formations that express the complexities of her heritage.

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