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Shazia

B.1972, Keighley, Yorkshire I was a moderately quiet child growing up. My mother was an excellent seamstress. I would sit under her sewing table and listen attentively to her stories, carrying me to a benign world full of hope and love but often with a foreboding and creeping sadness that lay untold. I knew from an early age I had the ability to draw. But it was the ability to remember and learn by heart details that became the future benchmark of the work I now produce. The stories told and retold as a child helped, in part, to create a palpable and lucid world