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Shadow-Casting Cubes

Artist Anila Quayyum Agha is Behind the Intersection Shadow Art Series

— February 4, 2014 — Art & Design
Imaginative mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha has recently created a series called ‘Intersections’, which is essentially a shadow art exhibit. Agha has created an intricately carved wooden cube, which holds a light on the inside. Once suspended in a showroom this cube projects elaborate designs on all the surrounding walls in the most beautiful and intriguing way.

The designs which are being projected by this floating cube are mean to look like patterns found in sacred Islamic locations. Agha found inspiration for this shadow art project through the exclusion women face in reference to these places. In a modern space, Agha’s Intersection cube allows both men and women to appreciate these culturally based patterns free of consequence, which is admirable and clever.


Trend Themes
1. Mixed Media Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring new materials and techniques to create visually captivating art installations with multiple mediums.
2. Shadow Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing interactive and immersive experiences using shadows as a medium to evoke emotions and engage audiences.
3. Cultural Inclusivity - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing inclusive art installations that challenge cultural norms and create spaces for everyone to appreciate diverse traditions.
Industry Implications
1. Art Exhibitions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrating technology and traditional art forms to create unique immersive exhibitions that captivate and engage visitors.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating dynamic light projections and shadow elements into interior spaces to create visually striking and transformative environments.
3. Cultural Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing innovative cultural attractions and experiences that allow visitors to appreciate and engage with diverse cultural traditions in an inclusive and immersive manner.
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