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My artwork is inspired from the Islamic form of expression. The religious boundary of not using figures took me closer to the botanical, geometrical and arabesque form of expression. The rich colors and style of Quranic illumination and the Islamic heritage are the key factors in my paintings. 

While difficult to define in concrete, formal terms, Islamic art is recognized easily, especially by those familiar with other dimensions of the Islamic tradition. Whether visual or sonoral, the Islamic arts project unity (tawĥīd), which manifests as symmetry, harmony, and rhythm—the imprint of unity on multiplicity. The Islamic arts do not mimic or imitate the outward forms of things but present their inner, archetypal realities, hence the emphasis on number (geometry) and letters (calligraphy), which are the basic building blocks of space/time and language.

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