An international educator, mentor and consultant, Anum is fond of the creative links between the Sciences and the Arts.
Anum’s art relates to exploring, dreaming and discovering the world around us, educating ourselves with inner insights enlightened with natural perspectives. The mediums utilised are a mix of acrylic, oils and gouache in fluid
movements, to enable a holistic art experience. The insight between nature, faith and humanity is a life-long discovery. Our perceptions of the natural world and our role within it, are interesting concepts to explore.
Anum Farooq: "Fusion"
There is a clear contrast between the earth and the sky in terms of the light, colour and texture.
The juxtaposition between the soft yet dark clouds, and the rough yet light rocks, creates a moment to pause upon and reflect. As we journey through our lives, we come across many harsh paths and look up to a softer sky, or we may walk upon many soft meadow greens and look up to great thunder and rain. This fusion in the
paths in our lives and our interactions with it, define the course of our journey and the
Anum Farooq: "Zepir Nostalgia"
My interest in exploring the relationship between Science and Art stems from my
background in Biochemistry, as well as utilizing pedagogical approaches in combining
these disciplines via cross curricular links.
I utilize the stages of observation and experimentation from the Scientific method, in my approach to Art, for instance I observe the natural world around us, whether that be the shape of a leaf, patterns in the waves and rocks, colours in the cloud formations to the shape and texture of the tree branches
and so on. Then, I experiment with distilling these themes into the abstract paintings or I
simply photograph the biology of life with links to human insights and emotions.