Rezia Wahid’s work is, for her a subtle and progressive process. It is about stepping outside the boundaries of art and craft, the traditional and the modern. She likes to merge fine art concepts within the craft of weaving; what is worn and what is hung for display. Her work explores light and air, the British countryside, the Jamdhani craft of Bangladesh, travels opening up her spiritual, conceptual and artistic understanding.
The freedom of cloth is very important to Rezia, who sees the loom ‘as a piano on which she creates the harmonies of warp and weft, the shades of white, the unfinished edges, the softness of natural fibres and coloured selvedge’s’. She likes people to look beyond the delicate cloths and to feel peace, tranquillity and be inspired to also wear, feel, touch as well as dance with them
During the research and development stage of 'the shape of things' Rezia Wahid was commissioned to produce 'Woven Air' at the Craft Study Centre, Farnham, September 2007-January 2008 which later transferred to the City Gallery, Leicester in September 2009