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In my use of jars and other still life objects I consider the quality of light, the transparency and the relationship of the objects one to the other. The space inside a jar and between each object is carefully considered. The … Continue reading
The drawings of the ten Arabic numerals began with the study of the Arabic language and research of the traditional calligraphy seen in numerous examples in Qur’ans, mosques and on various objects. The image below left is an example of a preliminary … Continue reading
In Islam there is a tradition of reciting the 99 names of Allah or God. These names have certain attributes or qualities whereby the memorization of the names and their prescribed recitation has a spiritual dimension which has a benefit to … Continue reading
The idea for this drawing originated from the story of the Tower of Babel. The ziggurat of Sumer in southern Mesopotamia, present day Iraq, is one example of an ancient tower. The Book of Genesis mentions a Tower of Babil in Nimrod’s kingdom in … Continue reading
These next images were made after the 911 incidents in the USA and the lead up to the war in Iraq. The first flag image alters the flag template with the addition of drawings of barbed wire and text. … Continue reading
The drawing, Revelation is an image showing the contrast between a secular world view, represented by the Roman alphabet and numerals with that of a traditional spiritual one, represented by an Islamic design and a translation of nineteen verses from the … Continue reading
This post contains a series of portraits or faces using pastels and gouache on paper.
This series of images are pastel on paper drawings. They were created after the masks and portraits made earlier in the decade.