Purity and Pleasure is wearable art made out of various types of foams supported with thin metal wires. The body of this project will mainly be made out of thin strips from EVA foam sheets to represent the close-minded perspective that older generations might have towards intimacy before marriage. The objects that will be carved out from polyfoam and attached to the organic body of the strips represents pleasure. The narrative behind Purity and Pleasure is based on how the majority of people from older generations perceive intimacy before marriage. In Asian conservative cultures, it is generally deemed as a sin to have any sexual acts with another before marriage. However, modern perspectives on pre-marital sex have accepted a more liberal stance, and don´t believe it to be sinful.
Afiqah A’mran is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts. What started as just a hobby at age 14, Afiqah is now looking to explore the depths of her art and the ways it could make an impact not just for herself, but for others too. Though she majors in painting, she is currently exploring other forms of art-making, like wearable art. Her works have been displayed in two exhibitions so far, 2021, Fresh Take by Cuturi Gallery and 2021, Chrysalis, Desiring Bodies Exhibition by LASALLE College of the Arts. She is currently displaying a new series of paintings in an exhibition, When You Were Mine by Cuturi Gallery, 2021.