What is Nurtured May Forever Bloom
Artist: Amna Suheyl Umar
Medium: Etching and Aquatint on Zinc
Scale: W26 x H29 inches
Scale with frame: W28 x H31 inches
Amna has grown up listening to the stories of a lost homeland; a perk or otherwise of belonging to a diaspora. Her mother migrated from East Pakistan during the riots of 1971, from Dhaka and the lingering trauma has developed her worldview on identity, and the sense of belonging, or lack thereof. Suheyl takes inspiration from her stories and the stories of her family to pay homage to the role of women, in war and chaos – of love, regeneration, empathy and healing as resuscitators of the consequences of men’s actions, the silent spectators to man’s discord. These heroines, as she calls them, are ordinary women that retain the balance of humanity by remedying what’s lost.