By Sanchita Islam
Key Themes: fantasy landscape book, a map of the mind, a parallel universe, brain drawings, art
The Cloud Catcher is a departure from previous books. It tries to illustrate Sophie’s universe. Sophie is one of Sanchita’s characters that inhabits her head. Sophie wants to live in the sky and catch clouds. The idea of the book was to create a fifty line piece of text accompanied by 50 drawings, the book slightly deviates from this model but it is Sanchita’s first fantasy landscape book. The book contains brain drawings that try to depict a map of the mind, a parallel universe that Sanchita believes exists somewhere out there.
About the Author
Sanchita Islam is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She graduated in International History and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, Directing and Screenwriting at the Northern Media School and studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design. She heads pigmentexplosion.com, a company that specialises in London based and international art projects.
Islam has exhibited and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. She has also made films in New York, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and London for the British Council, Arts Council and Commonwealth Institute. Her writing and artwork have been published in New York, Paris, London, Mumbai and Bangladesh.
Islam has published six books to date, 'From Briarwood to Barisal to Brick Lane,' 'Old Meets Young,' 'Hidden,' 'Connecting Kids,'
'Avenues' and the 'Cloud Catcher.' Sanchita Islam lives and works in London.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 April, 2007.