Faatimah Mohamed-Luke. Faatimah lives in Cape Town with her 2 cats, husband and kid. In 2003 she graduated from Cape Technikon with ND: Fashion and also did a year of design encompassing Graphic, Interior, Industrial, Textile and Jewellery design disciplines. Faatimah is a founding partner of SA designer fashion brand adam&eve.
Three years ago, she resigned from fashion to focus on Art and Interior design. Her current focus is creating large-scale wall art made of plastic building blocks. She has had great success exhibiting at galleries and art fairs within South Africa and abroad.
"While on holiday in Morocco, 5 years ago, I fell in love with ornate, intricate patterns. It was everywhere, every surface was painstakingly adorned to perfection. It spoke to different parts of my heritage; African and Arab. It was the first time I had witnessed parts of my heritage living together so gracefully."
"My hope is to highlight and recreate the art form of tessellation (a highly symmetric, edge-to-edge tiling using a simple porcelain shape in a modern way) through using lego plastic building blocks. I have championed the humble children's toy to create various types of art. As one would, with any other art medium, I have created portraits, landscapes and abstracts, just as one would with paint."
"My favourite thing about about this medium is it being non-traditional. This allows for a playfulness and accessibility within the artwork and also within the art-world. It is something that is relatable to a broader audience. The works create a feeling of nostalgia and relevance, and is appreciated by all ages and backgrounds."
Keep an eye out for updates on the beautiful new Wanderland x Lady Luke collaboration of products, launching end of August! Watch this space.
To view more of this talented artist and designer's creations vist her website https://www.mrsandmrluke.com/.
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