Have You Seen this Henna?
By: Krysteen ~
Mehndi Madness would like to highlight this contemporary modern artist, Azra Khamissa and the henna designs she creates using the traditional art form with her aesthetic minimalist art designs.
Azra grew up between Toronto, Dubai and Melbourne, so all these places and their cultures inspired her to create these wide-ranging blends of cultures and experiences in her art style. Her art has blown up over social media, especially on Instagram with the work being re-posted across the globe and she’s built up a large following in the two years since she decided to pick up a henna cone.
From the article one of our favorite quotes from Azra was, “The first design was basically just a simple solid colour circle in the centre of the hand. We ended up photographing it and seeing how beautiful it looked in the images kind of manipulated my views on it. I was used to seeing it on my own hands only and maybe took it for granted.”
People often forget the beauty behind the art and some take the culture for granted.
Read the article to see pictures of Azra Khamissa;s art and hear more about her journey with creating this form of henna art.