Faiza Butt
My Love Plays In Heavenly Ways 4
Acrylic glaze and marbling on paper
122 x 304 cm

My Love Plays in Heavenly Ways 4 (2016) is a monumental diptych measuring 122 x 305 cm. It is a fantastical scene: in the foreground are two groups of children grasping swords and sitting astride whales; they move towards each other, as if about to engage in battle. Through the stars and images of planets that surround them, marbled patterns are revealed. The work is intensely colourful and complex, and while the technique has changed, the work reveals the artist’s fascination with the same themes—the contrast between the infinite universe and the everyday. The children depicted are her own, dressed in their pajamas, casual clothes and even sports uniform.