Dua Abbas is an award-winning visual artist and writer based in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a graduate of the historic National College of Arts, Lahore. Her practice, which is greatly informed by her interest in world literature and folklore, addresses the liminality, polarity, and cyclicality associated with the feminine in natural and imagined contexts. Abbas’ approach to drawing, which involves constructing images with pastels on faint washes of ink and paint, is integral to the ambiguity of space and time in her work. Her subjects and their worlds are tenuous and anachronistic, as they are made of cultural, narrative, and mnemonic fragments, and motifs from private and collective mythologies.