Author: laimah

  • Gaze Series

    Untitled from Gaze Series, Woodblock print, 20 x 30 inches, 2021

    I am happy to have my print included in the next group show at International Print Center New York (IPCNY). Unfinished: New Prints 2022/Winter opens January 20  Juried by Queer. Archive.Work.

  • erasure book

    erasure book spread

    Artist’s book, 5 x 6 ½ inches, November 2020 Single section case binding structure, bookcloth for cover is made with dyed and repurposed Roberta Roller Rabbit tunic, pages are made with archival Okawara paper, woodblock prints on endsheets and spread on Kitakata paper Erasure of Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham

  • cherry blossom

    cherry blossom

    Woodblock print on Okawara paper, 12 x 12 inches, August 2020, Edition: 5 This woodblock print was made with watercolors, using traditional Japanese Mokuhanga techniques.

  • جنگ • jang

    Jang book inside 2

    Artist’s book, 15 x 8 inches (closed), 15 x 23 inches (open), June 2020 Flag book structure, bookcloth for cover is made with repurposed embroidered Afghan shirt, pages are made with solar plate etchings of photographs appropriated from The New York Times reporting on the War on Terror

  • Fragmented Futures: Afghanistan 100 Years Later

    I’m happy to be a part of this exhibition featuring art, music, writing, performance and more by artists from Afghanistan and the diaspora. “The exhibit, which runs until January 12, 2020, is designed to shift the conversation on Afghanistan and its diaspora, to focus on people’s everyday lived experience of extraordinary historical events. We at AAAWA […]

  • Selected Artwork

  • Black Sonnet

    Black Sonnet, 2018, Poem by Candace Williams, Collaboration with Candace Williams, Paper lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

    Candace Williams and I collaborated on this print featuring her poem “Black Sonnet”. We used a paper lithography process for it’s inky textures—to bring it from the digital space to paper. We made three variations of this print. Singing Saw Press will distribute copies of this print in a limited edition portfolio of broadsides called PARALLAX. Last […]

  • Watercolor Drawings

    Pencil, tea, watercolor on Arches Watercolor Paper, 44 inches x 30 inches I made these drawings during a transitional period. I was traveling from sublet to sublet in Brooklyn, NY. Drawing is an exercise in documenting and grounding. Drawings photographed at Plexus Projects Residency.

  • Chapbooks and Writing

    Wrapped up a class at Parsons School of Design called Chapbooks and Writing. It was an amazing experience–a constant exchange of creativity and knowledge. I invited poets to talk about their process in collecting a body of work. Sahar Muradi introduced her chapbook Gates and taught the ghazal poetic form. Candace Williams read from her chapbook […]

  • Salaam Alaikum prints

    Salaam Alaikum Series, Poem by Sahar Muradi, Collaboration with Sahar Muradi, Monotype on Rives BFK paper, 11 x 15 inches, 2017

    Sahar Muradi and I’s collaborative prints will be exhibited at Bethany Arts Community. The exhibit will run from May 12 through June 10, 2018. “Salaam Alaikum” is a series of monotypes drawing lines from Muradi’s eponymous poem, which is concerned with how daily greetings take on new tenor in times of war. Here, greetings in […]