Sidra Liaqat, based in Lahore, is an educator, visual artist, and research scholar. She received her BFA and MS in Fine Arts scoring gold medals in both the degrees from Lahore College for Women University in 2011 and 2014 respectively. She is serving as an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the Institute of Design & Visual Arts, LCWU. Currently, she is enrolled in PhD Fine Arts in the same institute. Additionally, she is a visual practitioner with having major interest in miniature painting; with various group exhibitions, an artist residency, and an international solo exhibition to her credit. Her portfolio has been published in HEC recognized journal Visual Communication Quarterly by Taylor & Francis. She is honored to have won several awards at the national level.
The nation and its individuals have an intricate connection which often has a fragile nature, as represented through the delicacy of the painted knitted flags. Her artwork depicts the inherent value of unity, showcasing the strength and harmony that arise when people come together under the banner of a shared identity. The use of Pakistan’s flags underscores the theme of national unity and pride, celebrating the rich national heritage. However, careful nurturing is always required to prevent the bond between the individuals and the nation from unraveling. The work reflects on the importance of fostering connections, appreciating the strength in unity, and recognizing the responsibility we hold in preserving these ties.