Artist Statement

Born and raised in New York, Afshaan Rahman developed a distinct, graphic visual language drawn from intrinsic inspirations. After focusing on printmaking and sculpture, and wanting to further expand her aesthetic, Afshaan moved to jewelry design and AVPdesigns was born.

AVP is an acronym for the Latin phrase Alis Volat Propriis (ey-lis voh-lat proh-pree-is), meaning "she flies with her own wings". Always keeping this in mind, she designs and sculpts atypical objects inspired by natural and industrial landscapes. Having an affinity for combining materials, she often uses metal, clay, crystals and stones to create carefully constructed hand crafted pieces.