About The Author
Born in the land of the Tiger, in Mumbai India, Nafisa became acutely aware at a young age of the impact the crush of humanity was having on our planet’s already endangered wildlife, in particular the majestic tiger.
Nafisa’s art leads us to question the fragility of our eco-systems and the pressures humanity places on all those around it.
Now residing in Australia, one of Nafisa’s most popular series is of Australian wildflowers; noted as being “profoundly local and profoundly personal” when she won the first prize in the Florence Biennale in 2007. To Nafisa, the wildflowers are so structural and hardy that they speak of survival and resilience, characteristics that all our planet’s wild flora and fauna must exhibit if they are to survive the age of Anthropocene.
Nafisa has won the Archibald Packer’s prize, the Gold Medal for Painting from the Florence Biennale and she has been a finalist in every major art prize in Australia. Her works are in numerous corporate and private collections around the globe.
Nafisa and “Bush Song” Original
Pastel and watercolour on Fabriano paper(250 cm x 150 cm)