Simeen Farhat: Scripted
For more than a decade, language has been the focus for Simeen Farhat’s sculpture. Her Inspiration first began with the prophetic words of poets of various Arabic languages. Later, she adopted the alphabet of Germanic and Romance languages, including English. As the subject matter moved from profound to text message jargon, the artist continued to stylize the elegant fonts in her sculptures to the point that they are no longer legible, suggesting the complex contradictions found in everyday life. Farhat was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She has lived and worked in the United States since 1992, receiving a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from Texas Christian University. Her work has been exhibited globally and is held in the collections of the Crown Prince of UAE’s Abu Dhabi Palace Collection, the Peninsula Hotel, Paris and in Dallas among others.