Zahra is a California-based artist with a love of paper, colors, the written word and meandering outdoors. Ammar grew up in Pakistan and now lives and works in Sacramento. With a Bachelors in Business and MA in English Literature, she spent nearly a decade teaching Economics and English, delving into creative adventures on the side before focusing on her art full time.
She loves the immense versatility and form that paper has to offer. Being self-taught, she combines her pieces with quilling, kirigami and modular origami. In her own way, her expressions are cut and folded into the artwork with certain themes running around everything she creates. Her methods are unique as she creates geometric and floral pieces that deviate from traditional forms and project dimensionality. Working with archival materials, she displaces the ideas that paper is transient.
She has been experimenting with watercolors, and recently with acrylics. The use of new mediums always intrigues her and she finds the vividness of using pigments fascinating and liberating.
When not surrounding by mounds of paper and paint, she is wandering outside on her bike with crazy ideas churning in her head, reading thrillers or writing poetry.