Sculptures > The Encroachment .....click for details

An object that doesn’t belong in an otherwise blissful context begins to raise issues of innocence and vulgarity at the same time, an imported culture, a displaced peace, a cancer growing, an encroachment.
The jumping castle, a child’s play thing, is transformed into an ornate symphony of imported aesthetic that lures and invites into intolerance and territorialism. The lightweight device is transported to various locations to bring light to germinating injustices. The heavy and cumbersome sculpture presented, takes off from where the jumping castle leaves a momentary mark on the photographed encroachments.

As we shift away from our South Asian roots, foreign ideas infiltrate our culture from the Middle East, erasing our moderate memories of who we were
Cloth, crystals, foam and wood
48 x 48 x 54 in
2012
2012
2015
saba Khan
MDF, particle board, foam, PVC pipe, crystals, beads, metal embellishments and thread.
h: 60 x w: 48 x L:48 in
2012
Ahmaddiya community which is persecuted in Pakistan. By law they cannot declare themselves as Muslims or take Allah's name. Here 'miscreants' broke their marble tombstones because they bore Quranic versus. These were quickly being replaced by tin plaques
digital photograph
2015
Jamatud-Dawa Building, Chauburji, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012
The central chamber of the temple is used as a living space of a family. The tv sits in the niche where an idol once sat. Several temples were vandalized and taken over as homes at the time of the partition.
digital photograph
2013
Left: Darul-Zikr, Built 1952, Visited on 12-5-2012. Digital Print Right: Darul-Zikr, Built 1952, Visited on 31-5-2012, After 298b and c. Digital Print
Digital Print
2012
Sukhah Talaab, built by Lakhpat Rai, Revenue Minister, (Diwan), 17th Century, Waris Road, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012
After Dua-i-Madina, Dawat-e-Islam Mosque, Upper Mall, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012
Top: Bhansidhar Temple, Anarkali. Digital Print Below: Bhansidhar Hindu Temple, Occupied 1947, Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. Digital Print
Digital Print
2012
Digital print
2012
Gosha-i-Aman (Place of Peace), Church, Old Home, Convent, Established 1887, Demolished 10-1-2012,  Garhi Shahu, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012
Arab Dreams, Main Boulevard, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012
Phase 5, DHA, Lahore. Digital print
Digital print
2012