BASHA Crown Sculpture
Above is the rendering of BASHA's latest sculpture he wants installed in his favorite cities worldwide. The crown is an ancient symbolic piece of headgear that represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection; dating back to Ancient Egypt. Crowns are now scarce; only the British and Tongan Monarchies continue the tradition of coronation. Many people, BASHA included, feel that modern society encourages individuals to compare themselves to others using superficial factors, leading to diminished self esteem, pessimism, insecurity and a fear of ambition.
Growing up as an immigrant in America, BASHA has triumphed over discrimination, pressure to conform to Pakistani and American culture norms, and the universal struggle to find self worth. He became a successful restaurateur and artist with objectively meager resources. How did he find the strength to accomplish so much in the face of adversity? BASHA has chosen to crown himself, and believes everyone would benefit from doing the same.
The crown that BASHA has designed can be found in nearly every piece that he creates, as well as around his neck. The design is one of BASHA’s oldest and the most significant to his growth as an artist and a human being. Assigning intrinsic value to himself was necessary to have the courage to reach for the stars. BASHA’s crown symbolizes the fact that we all can achieve their dreams; we all have power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, glory, and righteousness inside of us. We need only to see ourselves as our own king.