Collage artist Sara Shakeel infuses our world with a surreal dose of glitter and diamonds. From bedazzling what some would call “imperfections” on the body to adding glitz to already-tempting fast-food item, the artist’s embellishments take on varying roles in her work. In a more direct statement: The Pakistani artist says that “each picture heals a part of me and i hope it heals a part of you too.”
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💎x🍟 #McCrystals . . So for the past 2 -3 years I’ve gained a lot of weight, no particular reason except that I used to eat non -stop! Maybe because of the pressure of medical studies (college environment) and the whole process of stressing myself to a point where eating used to make me feel happy and at ease, tho Long gone are those days and I enjoy every single moment of my life, the addiction of eating has not gone! 😔 So these days I am trying to avoid food as much as I can! Lol I mean pasta and carbs ( not starving just learning to eat clean) I swear been a smoker for 5 years straight and I left it within a day! I remember that was tough, but not having 🍔🌮🌭🥙🍖🥪🍗is TOUGHER lol so yeah just trying to fill my stomach through my art 🌝✨🍔🍕🍗 and trying to fight the addiction as much as I can! Urgh! Amazing how a human mind works! . . . CollageArt SaraShakeel . . . #art #collageart #artwork #diamond #crystals #story #artist #vision #patience #habit #addiction #food #friday #weekend #workhard #harder #arte #mcdonalds🍟
The artist’s work has also delved into the sculptural. On the below piece, the artist says this: “At a young age, we may have dared to dream and imagine of the beauty the world can hold while enjoying a delicious meal prepared by our parents and as we’ve grown older, this is a place where we may make important decisions while watching our children grow. For me, sitting across the dinner table every day, zoning in and out of the conversations and submerging into my world of creativity is part of who I am today.”
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The Great Supper 🍽 💎✨ . . #thegreatsupper is up for viewing till 23rd of June @nowgalleryse10 ! I miss my baby! If you ever get to visit , don’t forget to share your images with #TheGreatSupper & #sarashakeel , would love to see your crystal moves with my dinner table! . . Fun fact: there are more then 2million crystals on this installation! 💎💎💎💎💎 . . Dream fact : I dreamt of this , and I’m telling you DREAMS COME TRUE✨✨🕊 keep on dreaming dreamers!!!! 🧞♂️🧞♂️🧞♂️ . . Image by @domiroseuk @ca11y @damzelinthisdress @alexandra.abraham2 thank you so much for sharing these pictures with the world and liking my work! . . #happiness #originalcrystalartist #art #artwork #imagine #imagination #crystals #crystalhealing #anythingispossible #workinghard #hardwork #faith #crystals #surreal #sculpture #goodlooking #food #foodporn #sparkle #shine.
See more of her work below and find her on the web here.