The Introspective Artist: Saad Ahmed Baset

When I see art, the first thing that comes to my mind is connecting the dots. To me, art is made up of a million fragmented dots that we use our imagination to connect. The use of different variables is what makes one art different from the other.

Art requires a lot of practice, perseverance and observation. From making the bed to making a film, everything can be art, but how we perceive it is different. To me, art is a wordless, silent form of communication, and not everyone will take away the same message from my illustrations.

Art is a medium of expressing my thoughts and emotions. When I feel overwhelmed, illustrating helps take a load off me, presenting an escape from the constant chaos and pressure of life. It’s like I can turn my imagination into an illustration and present it to the world. When I close my eyes, I am part of something bigger than myself and through my illustrations, I can give them a glimpse into my mind.

Quarantine is different for every individual. Some people are happy because they are having meals with their loved ones, while some are planning what to watch next on Netflix. On the other hand, some people are tired of sleeping with an empty stomach. When we say “We are all in this together,” I think of these differences and my heart aches at what the world has come to. Even so, I persevere because I believe in humanity and I have faith that we will make it through!

Written and Artwork by Saad Ahmed Baset

Anindita Rhine

Anindita Rhine is a senior majoring in English Literature at BRAC University. She spends most of her time looking at puppers and wishing to be the Mother-of-All-Doggos on Earth. Reach her at

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