GUEST CURATOR: MYTH & TRAVEL | GUEST CURATOR SHAMIRA MUHAMMAD
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A writer and photographer with a soft spot for art, Guest Curator Shamira Muhammad covers news, art and more for a range of newspapers and blogs, including The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Today she talks about her latest project combining travel, culture and illustration, her favourite places around the world, and her Top 10 Artfetch artworks.
Light Spaceship by Naomi Vona; Why can’t we time travel? Why can’t we make art out of history? This series resonates with me because too often I believe history is treated as a fragile museum archive instead of a malleable, living, breathing tool. I think we are entitled to make stories from moments gone by.

Naomi Vona Light Spaceship, 2015 Work on Paper

Liberty by Robyn Day; This man is wrapped in the garbs of Lady Liberty, but his job suggests that he may have anything but.

Liberty by Robyn Day; This man is wrapped in the garbs of Lady Liberty, but his job suggests that he may have anything but.

Hide by Zoe Moss; I’m always trying to create and recreate myself using my own sense of self. I love the confidence this illustration exudes, and the quiet beauty of the girl.

Hide by Zoe Moss; I’m always trying to create and recreate myself using my own sense of self. I love the confidence this illustration exudes, and the quiet beauty of the girl.

The Story of the Earth by Ousama Lazkani; This is perhaps my favorite Artfetch piece. In the tumultuous times this Earth faces, ancient mythologies have perhaps never been so relevant and necessary for the lessons they hold.

Wood engraving inspired by Chinese folk stories and mythology.

Flag by Lisa O’Donnell; The movement of this piece is fantastic. But even more so, I am enamored with the notion of the “flag,” and it’s bearings on collective memory.

Flag by Lisa O’Donnell; But even more so, I am enamored with the notion of the “flag,” and it’s bearings on collective memory.

The Intersection Between Past, Present and Wholly Imaginary by Tom Johnson; I’m a little obsessed with symbolisms. This piece can have so many different meanings depending on the perspective you are already emerging from.

The Intersection Between Past, Present and Wholly Imaginary by Tom Johnson; I’m a little obsessed with symbolisms. This piece can have so many different meanings depending on the perspective you are already emerging from.

Untitled #15 by Shuah Brotherton; I often wonder what the world would look like if I could develop other more magical senses. This seems kind of close.

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Imagine Your War by Jaeyeon Yoo; Fantasy as we know it usually doesn’t include perspectives or symbols from outside of a Western frame. That said, I can appreciate this artist’s rendering of the sugary world of Disney with the harshness of history’s darkest moments.

Imagine Your War by Jaeyeon Yoo; Fantasy as we know it usually doesn’t include perspectives or symbols from outside of a Western frame. That said, I can appreciate this artist’s rendering of the sugary world of Disney with the harshness of history’s darkest moments.

Yoga by Ravi Kattakuri; I envy those who know how to do yoga. But I also love this piece because of its inclusion of Ayurvedic posturing.

A strong discordant background in hot reds, is kept at bay by the central figure, creating a space of tranquillity through the practice of yoga.

Mexican Suitcase no. 9 by Guillermo Aguilar-Huerta; I adore the whimsy and the culture behind this series. In the larger scheme of things, I think it represents that we are limited by our own perceptions of the world, but the beauty that these perceptions can expand infinitely.

Mexican Suitcase no. 9 by Guillermo Aguilar-Huerta; I adore the whimsy and the culture behind this series. In the larger scheme of things, I think it represents that we are limited by our own perceptions of the world, but the beauty that these perceptions can expand infinitely.

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