Sketchbooks are an important part of Amira’s practice. A journal representing visual responses to a moment in time.
Carrying a journal everywhere she goes, Amira records the moments that suddenly occur, continuously and unconsciously on the lookout to document these moments through visual mind maps, and brainstorms.
The physical notion of putting an implement onto paper is Amira’s form of disengagement from the outside world. Though, paradoxically as she documents this. This is both useful in terms of Amira'a art practice, and mindfulness.
The attachment of the sketchbook has become more of a personal diary, an expression of vulnerability and openness, rather than something passive and detached. Amira’s sketchbook will forever be the preliminary stages of her practice.