Ikra’s work explores the tension between pictorial vs. spacial. Her drawings are reminiscent of a child-like simplicity of representing the world.

These quick drawings began as an intimate way of responding to her immediate surroundings, grabbing hold of shapes and colour, playing

around with what already exists. Her most recent works are a development of these drawings, switching her private small sketchbook work into

installation, animation and prints. She transforms chosen shapes by cutting them away from the page. Working expressively and generating

shapes intuitively, Ikra likes to invite the audience to find associations between their own mental images vs. the shapes that are present in a

playground of abstract forms. The shapes take on their own form and become somewhat humorous and playful. In her installation work the

audience are able to inhibit the space and enjoy the experience of walking alongside these slightly anthropomorphic forms.