This project was an attempt to encourage children (and adults alike) to broaden their vocabulary, to learn extremely useful but very unused words in the English language as well as put a friendly face on words that may otherwise seem slightly intimidating. Each page include a word, the pronunciation of the word, the origins, the definition and an example of the word in a sentence. Each page is printed on linen paper to create a pleasant texture to the touch. The covers of the books are silk-screened on canvas which makes the books overall extremely durable.
Welcome to the newly redesigned HelsaAhmadi.com! HelsaAhmadi.com is now part of the NobleGround network at NobleGround.com. NobleGround is platform for creative and professional collaboration between myself and George Bough. Both NobleGround.com and Helsa Ahmadi.com were designed and built by George. You can check out his work here.
I was going to title this post 'Helsa Ahmadi and the Prisoner of Azkaban' to celebrate the fact that this is the third scholarship I've received while attending Emily Carr University but instead I dialed it back to just a simple Freddy Krueger reference. Personally, I'm ashamed of myself. Do as I say, not as I do kids. Don't ever compromise. It only leads to a life of self-loathing. lol
Having suffered two consecutive head injuries this academic year has left me thinking a lot about my brain. What's more is that while still feeling the brain fog and general tiredness associated with with what my doctor thinks may be multiple concussions, I decided it would be a good idea to tackle the biggest piece of art I have ever created. Invariably art and life intertwined to inform my latest print: Grey Matters, White... regardless of the fact that my only agenda when starting the piece was to experiment with material and abstraction to work as large as I possibly could.
Here is one of my most recent prints: "Confessions Of The Flesh". It's been work, work, work nonstop but I did manage to snap a few pics of the image in development.