Shafique Ahmed Tunio
In my childhood, I used to play with match sticks. I made toys with them by cutting, breaking and burning them according to the form I wanted.
Hence, I find these match sticks closely linked to myself. I strongly associate my childhood years with them. I feel that I can express myself effectively through these tiny, fragile and sensitive objects which have the capacity to ignite, glow, smolder and burn up themselves for others.
As memorable “impressions” for my thesis project, I have worked with the various aspects of the match sticks and their boxes in my prints, tried to explore their internal sparkle and articulate them beyond their usual function.