Ink and Photoshop
11 x 14 inches
A portrait commissioned to celebrate the 80th birthday of Dr. Syed Husin Ali, academician, politician, and activist. I wanted to incorporate a sense of how his life and work spanned public, academic, and political spheres, often intersecting in many ways. Frames and boundaries seemed an appropriate visual metaphor for that; they also bring to mind the pages of books and letters, as well as banners and buntings. Eight frames for eight decades of a life well-lived.