“This body of work or series is different from my previous work. The human body has always fascinated me. However, that the female body is perceived varies from person to person. I have studied the human body; the transparency of skin, bones, flesh and continue to do so. There are certain preconceived notions about the perfect body for a woman. Oftentimes, women are discontent with the size of their breasts or their hips and go through several procedures in order to conform to the standards set by society. My work questions this notion. Why don’t we accept the way we are ? Our bodies are a gift from God and we should be grateful. I believe that Allah made you in the best way possible and that one should embrace their wide shoulder, skin type or any scars or marks. Being a girl, I also try to maintain myself but I admire and Thank my body to be with me.
Every skin color is beautiful and every shade of skin is created to add beauty in the world. I believe that women are sacred creatures who can give birth to another life.
Being a female artist and painting female nudes, I realize that our body has to go through a lot. Which is why I am happy the way i am and every comment on it by the society reflects their mindset or perception which certainly does not concern me.
I appreciate every woman out there. You are a Hero for me”. Fakhra Asif