Intaglios, collagraphs, monotypes printed on delicate Japanese papers, collaged over my own artist-
made papers are one aspect of my work; there are also mixed-media collages using colored pencils
over colored inks, and other materials.
I am continually fascinated by the both the differences and similarities of species and look for parallels often combining elements in the creation of a new hybrid. I look for unexpected combinations as a way to suggest new possibilities.
Obsessed with the human condition I've used the human figure & head for their unlimited expressive potential to explore social issues inspired by myth, history,& current events. In my new work Cosmic themes appear in a more abstract manner.
My recent body of work uses cut paper layered with soot and encaustic to trace the gradual
reconstruction of a city after a natural disaster. These salvaged materials are reassembled into
forms that are both timeless and transient.
Through colorful works that on first glance look playful and whimsical, Khanâ€™s work illuminates a dark and complex political struggle with violence and identity that takes place through, on, and in public vehicles.
Formally, my work is a study in abstract, complex, organic forms based on my childhood nightmares. I work predominantly with materials found in the waste stream like plastic bottles, junk mail & excess packaging.