18 Mar, 2010

searching for an image…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Mar, 2010

Sehba Sarwar

photo of buraq on wooden chest; photograph by Minal

While I visit art collector Anj Rana, Minal walks around her house and documents truck art that’s scattered around Anj’s home.

But later, when I take the image to Mauripur and ask for something similar for the art car that Eric Hester and I are making in Houston, the shopkeeper shakes his head and tells me: “We used to make the buraq image, but now, no-one wants to see a female image transporting the Prophet.” But after I press him, he agrees to make five for me.

Three days later, my photographer friend Abro picks up the images for me. He returns from Mauripur saying: “The shopkeeper is making 100 buraqs! He says he wants to make the image popular again.”

Sehba Sarwar
three buraq images on VBB’s art car in Houston; click here to see more art car images
18 Mar 2010 · 01:02:44 PM

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