These sketches are part of an ongoing visual exploration of Shia social memory, ritualistic thought and identity, through investigating miracles, dreams, and super natural encounters from the beyond.

Sketch: 10th Muharram 61 AH – Sakina and the blood of Banu Hashim, the Prophet Muhammad’s clan, mixing in the scorching sand of Karbala.

Sketch: The tasbeeh of Gulistan e Zahra, Abbott Road Lahore, hovering in the courtyard, waiting for its beads to bleed.

Sketch: Concept for collage portrait of a devotee mid air, elevated from the ground through the piety of love.

Sketch: Fading memories of a dream about the death of a child, and his mourning mother.

All digital sketches are generously drawn by Rameen Rizvi.






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