FUN WITH SHAPES - Saba Rifat
Creating Compositional Arrangements
I closely identify with a circle, a timeless symbol of Unity and also known as the Mother of Shapes, as a reference, one that is simultaneously organic and mathematical.
My conceptual ideas are initially developed by drafting a pattern from a dot and central circle, using a compass and ruler which is systematically divided to reveal a complex geometric arrangement.
My creative process then becomes intuitive and experimental as compositions evolve from the act of doing, not planning, like solving a jigsaw puzzle. It’s not to say I have no thought about what I am creating.