A few months ago I came across the meaning of the aya “Say everyone should work according to the form that they were created in”
It stuck with me. In these paintings I tried studying different types of characters. Sometimes I’d begin with my eyes closed. I’d be making random marks and forms on a sticky note, then I’d open my eyes and use whatever lines and shapes I had, to create a person. Imitating how we were all born with characteristics (forms) and we are to work and live according to them.
قُلْ كُلٌّ يَعْمَلُ عَلَىٰ شَاكِلَتِهِ فَرَبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ هُوَ أَهْدَىٰ سَبِيلًا