Inner Worlds are kaleidoscopes of multilayered pieces of color, texture, line, and pattern reflecting qualities of inner life as a call to know ourselves and each other more deeply, beyond our outer profiles. With an interplay of analog and digital processes Soad photographs, cuts, collages and then prints the completed portrait onto wood to incorporate its natural grain. Diverse silhouettes hung together highlight the interconnectedness of our shared humanity through common colors/textures/shapes/patterns.
Shining a light on self reflection and awareness and connecting to the beauty and truth within helps us increase our capacity to see those qualities in others. By acknowledging what we find in our inner world we have an opportunity to make choices about what to keep and what to release in the process of our personal and communal becoming.
When you take care of yourself, you're a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better. ~Solange Knowles
The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains. Awareness of our situation must come before inner changes, which in turn come before changes in society. Nothing happens in the "real" world unless it first happens in the images in our heads. ~Gloria E. Anzaldúa
The choice to love is a choice to connect--- to find ourselves in the other. ~bell hooks
Presence creates possibility, - who we see thriving in the world teaches us how to see ourselves, how to think about our own value, how to dream about our futures. ~America Ferrera
© Soad Kader