Two women = two artists

Ife Franklin is an African American artist and sculptor, who designs and dyes her own fabrics using the Nigerian Adire method. Below is a collage created for Black Pride New England in 2007 to reflect the beauty of a community that is “lovely, healthy and strong”. The second photo is one of Ife’s Adire designs using different fibres – fabric and paper.

Shymaa Kamel is an Egyptian artists who places women at the center of her work.

The major themes of my work revolve around my perceptions of self and the flowing narratives of the woman in oriental society. I focused on portraying both the superficial and the deeper meaning of everyday life. My goal is to engage with my audience, to draw the individual closer to my work by allowing for self-introspection and discovery with each piece.