Sameena M Karim is an internationally renowned Bangladeshi sculptor. She completed her B.F.A and M.F.A in Sculpture from the University of Chittagong. She participated in many exhibitions in national and international level. She got BEST SCULPTURE AWARD from the DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, CHITTAGONG UNIVERSITY. In her words she expressed her feelings about art,
“MY ALLUVIAL LAND OF AGRONOMY AND CULTURE WHICH I RECKON ROOTED IN MY PSYCHE AND IT ALSO TOOK A WONDERFUL SHAPE IN ME. A PROFOUND BLENDING OF CLAY CULTURE IN MY ECOLOGY OF MIND ENRICHING ME CONSTANTLY, WHICH TODAY IT IS TAKING ON ME LIKE AN AUTHOR TO FIND MY OWN IDIOM OF EXPRESSION. MY MAIN ART MOTIF IS MOTHER AND CHILD AND ALSO MAN AND WOMAN IN HARMONY OR FUSION, SOMETIME IT PLAYS LIKE A MUSICAL CRESCENDO IMBUED WITH LOVE AND EMBRACE. IN DOING SO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS BETWEEN TWO FIGURES CAN NOT BE MISSED, I GUESS THE ENTWINED COUPLE FIND IT’S SPACE OF LOVE AND AFFECTION WITH A REFERENCE TO AMAZING POWERFUL BLENDING OF SENSUALITY.
IT’S AMAZING THAT AM USING CLAY WHICH YOU DON’T GET MESSY WHILE YOU WORK, BUT FIRST THING IS THE VOLUMN, THE MASS YOU FEEL IN YOUR PALM AND FINGERS TO BRING OUT YOUR FORM USING YOUR SPATULA AND KNIFE AND YOUR HANDS! ITS SHEER BRILLIANCE THAT YOU WORK OUT WITH ROUGH FORM FROM THERE YOU EVOLVE DESIGN OR FORM YOU INTEND TO GIVE BIRTH TO! WHEN YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH FORM, DOING FINAL TOUCH BY BRINGING TEXTURE OR ROUGHNESS ON THE SURFACES OF THE FORMS NEED TO LET THEM DRY GIVING FEW DAYS ….IF YOU USE MOULD OF DIFFERENT METAL OR COLOUR EFFECT … AND USE IF YOU NEED TO, AND PUT INTO THE KILN AND YOU DO SO … YES I DO VARIOUS LUMPS OF CLAY FOR A SERIES OF TEXTURING FOR SCULPTING.”