Spotlight on: Sarah Hussain, Breath of Henna
When we met with Sarah, she truly inspired us with her passion for advocacy for her communities and her artistic practice in henna. What was most striking to us, was her love of practicing henna as a form of healing and self love. We asked her to share with us some of her art.
This piece has been shared with Panther Daze Designs as part of our Community Blog - where we encourage our community to participate in the discourse of feminism, sex and body positivity and diverse sexuality.
Photographer: @hennygraphy | MUA: @makeuplady.ca | Muse: @mommaniks | Videographer: @naserkazmi
My work represents an assemblage of ideas that resonate within a given cultural landscape.
Through my art direction, certain narratives are exposed, unearthing what dogmas existed before us and how we continue to redefine them. The challenge remains; a realm where history and its antiquities can coalesce. Together our ecological footprint holds the basis of our existence. My purpose is to present content that steers away from divisive labels, but rather one that comes together in unison with we, the people and mother earth. Styling directs the physical sensation of pushing and pulling colour throughout a photo series where Henna allows me to verse the narratives in design.
As a South Asian woman born and raised in Canada, my layers are emerged in a flood of diasporic-elements. It is necessary for us to be bare to shed all that we wear. To allow our bodies and minds to bask in the light of pure confrontation within ourselves. Now is the time.
'Warrior' Henna for Inspiring and Healing
Model: @maggiemaetaylor | Photographer: @euphoricgenic | Art Director/Stylist/Henna: @breathofhenna
Contest Winner for Majestic Mehndi Contest 2014 (All over Canada)