art of illumination

An Afternoon with Mohamed Zakariya: The Story of the Poem

An Afternoon with Mohamed Zakariya: The Story of the Poem

Last fall, I had the privilege to sit with Zakariya hoca to talk about calligraphy and his experiences. But he shared with me more than just calligraphy. We talked about languages, poetry, past and current masters of this art, literature and of course calligraphy! For the next few months I will be sharing with you snippets of our conversation.

Art and Spirituality: An interview with Artist Ayesha Gamiet

Art and Spirituality: An interview with Artist Ayesha Gamiet

I think the inspiration to follow this path has been fueled by a desire to be fulfilled creatively and spiritually. The practice of Islamic art combines these elements so completely, and in such beautiful ways, I’m sure I’ll always be learning more and creating more. The learning never stops, and the possibilities are infinite.