Artist Statement

My artwork is in the tradition of using creativity to facilitate social change. The basis of this work is often informed by my family’s displacement from Afghanistan, along with my professional background in the United States in the fields of public policy and urban planning. The outcome is something that exists between art and the technical disciplines that shape our built environment. I choose to combine the mediums of print, video, photography, and cartography, in order to create shareable and tool-like objects. My ultimate goal is to capture the audience’s attention in order to open opportunities for learning and meaningful networking.