Ibrahim Said

Greensboro, NC

My interests lie in expanding on forms and principles rooted in my culture: namely ancient Egyptian pottery and Islamic arts. Through bridging the languages of function and sculpture, I hope to conjure stories about rituals, memorializing, and cultural proverbs, that feel both ancient and currently relevant. My carvings are inspired by artifacts of water jug filters made between 900-1200 ACE in Fustat, Egypt. But what was particularly poetic about them was that only those drinking from them could see the designs. Searching for ways to bring these ancient carvings and their narratives back to life has become one of my interests.
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