Faatimah Mohamed-Luke’s Plastic Building Blocks

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke’s Plastic Building Blocks

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke‘s work has been inspired by Moroccan patterns. She is an artist who lives in Cape Town working on fine art and new materials. Mohammed-Luke recreates intricate patterns using thousands of miniature plastic bricks.

My fascination with tiny plastic building blocks comes from my love of minute detail and intricate patterns. I discovered the art of Tessellation i.e. a highly symmetric, edge-to-edge tiling using a simple porcelain shape on a recent trip to Morocco. I loved how every surface was painstakingly adorned to perfection, and the appreciation from both locals and visitors. I hope to highlight and recreate the art form of tessellation in a modern way using plastic building blocks. I love this medium because it’s not traditional and allows for a playfulness and accessibility within my work. My artworks create a feeling of nostalgia and relevance at the same time and is appreciated by all ages and backgrounds.

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