"My soul is from elsewhere, I am sure of that, and I intend to end up there."
I pray you are well.
I’m happy and grateful that the launch of the Fitra: Amber series was such a success. Thank you so much for your positive feedback, engagement, and continuous support.
The Fitra: Amber series is now live at Artfare, and some stories from the series announcement and takeover are still up on Artfare's page, so you have some time to check them out if you haven't seen all of them! I am looking forward to continue working on new aspects of the Fitra series and to sharing my creative journey with you.
Nsenga Knight, Fitra: Amber (Muruwah), 2022, Watercolor on Archival Clay Board, 6x6 in
The Fitra series reflects on a foundational Islamic concept regarding the nature of human beings. According to Islamic teachings all people are born pure and without sin. This pure nature is our "Fitra" and it is key to our connection to our Creator and our divine purpose, our most "authentic" and natural state. Referencing a story in the Book of Sufi Healing about how humanity came to know about healing plants; Amber is one of the ten healing plants, and it is known for its ability to heal our hearts - spiritually and physically.
If you want to see the rest of and purchase the Fitra: Amber series, you can find it on Artfare's website.
I’d appreciate it if you could share Fitra: Amber with people in your network who may resonate with the project, and to share with me any thoughts the work may have inspired in you.