Sunday, 23 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Lena's show opened with a roar.
Friends, family and fun strangers climbed up the many stairs to share in the joy of the opening night. Some of her prints found new owners, with many proving to be very sought-after.
The show is on until the 31st of October, it's a must see!
Lena Abbas is an illustrator from Edinburgh, UK. With roots in Africa and now living in Melbourne, Lena finds herself exploring our commonalities: frailties, triumphs and the seemingly universal need of all cultures to produce patterns. This collection is less an illustration and more a serendipitous meeting of minds. Lena had already begun to work with concepts of the underfed model as prey, broken like a hunted gazelle, when she found Lee Emmet’s poem 'Like Gazelles', which seems similarly to explore the safari of the city.
See more of her work at lenaabbas.com